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Title: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 18, 2018, 05:03:30 AM
Good maen everyone, for known reasons, we thought it would be better to do a new thread.

I hope to see everyone here!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Alablast on November 18, 2018, 08:39:24 AM
*sprawls on a sofa*  Hihi everyozzzzzzzzz.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on November 18, 2018, 03:02:34 PM
A bonfire with a pot of tea, some shisha.
Maen all :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 18, 2018, 07:08:51 PM
Tea sounds lovely! My favorite may be Lady Grey but I am flexible to other brands too.
Hello Ala, Fcrate, everyone  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on November 18, 2018, 08:08:08 PM
Hey Dina.
Loose leaf tea FTW :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on November 18, 2018, 08:50:01 PM
If there is tea; then I will have cake. Diabetes be damned!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: LavinChen on November 19, 2018, 10:25:04 AM
Tea sounds lovely! My favorite may be Lady Grey but I am flexible to other brands too.

My favorite too... :)

Hello, Weird!

Hey Dina.
Loose leaf tea FTW :P

And Lady Grey does come as loose leaf tea as well, Fcrate  ;)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 19, 2018, 07:58:38 PM
((((LC))))
Indeed. I have several presentations of Lady Grey  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on November 19, 2018, 08:33:33 PM
I'll take some tea with Lemon juice and honey please n_n . Stupid early winter is giveing me a sore throat -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on November 22, 2018, 02:45:11 PM
*here you go Otlan*
Also, there's a monstrous connoction that my mother used to make me when I had a cold, and I kept up the tradition: Cinnamon sticks boiled for 10 minutes, add ginger (boil for 5 minutes if whole root, don't boil if its ground), some guava leaves (boil for 10 minutes). Leave it to cool a bit and add some sugar/honey and drink a cup every few hours.
*cackles maniacly and rubs his hands together. Tremble all ye poor fools who'd ever dare try this potion, for it is not for the faint of heart.Or for the strong of heart, for that matter.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 22, 2018, 03:04:34 PM
Hi! That sounds good. Suddenly, unless I move to another province soon I won't find guava leaves.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on November 22, 2018, 03:08:30 PM
Maen Dina! Guava leaves suppress cough (or so I'm told), you can do without it :D Insists on Dina trying the monstrous potion
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ren on November 22, 2018, 04:27:54 PM
((((tiredhalfwave))))
Not going to be around much until my situation is improved.
Too depressed and stressed to be social much these days.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on November 22, 2018, 07:04:28 PM
Happy Turkey Day! My bird is almost done. The sides are ready to heat up.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 23, 2018, 03:34:25 AM
((((Renmonster)))) Hang it there

Maen Dina! Guava leaves suppress cough (or so I'm told), you can do without it :D Insists on Dina trying the monstrous potion

I may try it next time I need it  :). Today was a very hot day but after a strong rain temperature cool down to about 15°C with some wind, so I wouldn't be too surprised if I get sick.

For all you in USA, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on November 24, 2018, 04:20:31 PM
*here you go Otlan*
Also, there's a monstrous connoction that my mother used to make me when I had a cold, and I kept up the tradition: Cinnamon sticks boiled for 10 minutes, add ginger (boil for 5 minutes if whole root, don't boil if its ground), some guava leaves (boil for 10 minutes). Leave it to cool a bit and add some sugar/honey and drink a cup every few hours.
*cackles maniacly and rubs his hands together. Tremble all ye poor fools who'd ever dare try this potion, for it is not for the faint of heart.Or for the strong of heart, for that matter.

*Takes the tea and bows* Arigato Fcrate-san n_n .
That actually sounds pretty good, if a bit on the hot side XD . I have to admit, I've never tried Guava leaves before, but I have had fried Yucca(?) Which is WAAAAAAAY better then french fries XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 24, 2018, 07:53:50 PM
 :o
I am not such a fan of yucca.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on November 25, 2018, 02:30:10 AM
The name speaks for itself :|
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 25, 2018, 03:48:30 AM
 :D
How is everybody doing? I am getting ready for next weekend, because this one is not enough for me  :P (next weekend will be long thanks to Trump and other world leaders)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: LavinChen on November 26, 2018, 11:42:13 AM
Hi, ((Dina)). I had a very lazy week-end, being a couch potato and watching Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett..
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 26, 2018, 01:52:39 PM
Great weekend! I have never seen that SH.
I spend most of the weekend waiting to see if the final match of the Libertadores Cup was going to happen (it didn't). It was supposed to be at 17 of the Saturday, but the fans threw stones to the bus of one of the teams, hurt a couple of players, and then the circus began. We play at 18, not, we play at 19:15, no we play on Sunday. But finally it didn't happen.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Don on November 26, 2018, 06:47:33 PM
The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on November 26, 2018, 08:07:29 PM
The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.

That's the last time I use a Bulshavic Muppet XD ! *Hugs* Hey ya Don n_n .

@Dina and Fcrate: I had my resavations too, but then I tried them, and they were damn good ^o,^ ...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Tami Seven on November 27, 2018, 07:35:31 PM
Good to see there is still activity going on. Until the next book comes out, there isn't much DF left to talk about.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 27, 2018, 07:47:03 PM
Good maen everyone!
I know, Tami  :'(

I was happy to see Don was here  :)

Otlan, thanks for the info about the games. And I found yucca quite meh. It's relatively common in the North East of my country.

I was delighted to hear that the InSight finally did a good Mars landing and it is sending pictures. I am always amazed by that kind of things. I know this is a USA milestone but I still think it's an achievement of humanity, as I am sure the NASA team had people from several nations. People is beginning to talk about actually going to Mars, and it is so exciting!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Tami Seven on November 27, 2018, 09:26:02 PM
Good maen everyone!
I know, Tami  :'(

I was happy to see Don was here  :)

Otlan, thanks for the info about the games. And I found yucca quite meh. It's relatively common in the North East of my country.

I was delighted to hear that the InSight finally did a good Mars landing and it is sending pictures. I am always amazed by that kind of things. I know this is a USA milestone but I still think it's an achievement of humanity, as I am sure the NASA team had people from several nations. People is beginning to talk about actually going to Mars, and it is so exciting!

I agree about inSight. It's going to send back some amazing scientific data.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 27, 2018, 09:48:01 PM
Of course, hard data are going to be great. But also, they send illusions, things for children to dream of. I mean, I am sure some of the children watching the pictures and reading the articles about InSight (and about other missions, to Mars and everywhere, like Rosetta and all that) are dreaming to grow up to work in NASA. And not only as astronauts, some would like to build the rovers, being in the mission control, things like that.

Challenger put a serious pause to the space race but at least it seems that something is moving again.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on November 28, 2018, 09:06:50 PM
Good maen everyone!
I know, Tami  :'(

I was happy to see Don was here  :)

Otlan, thanks for the info about the games. And I found yucca quite meh. It's relatively common in the North East of my country.

I was delighted to hear that the InSight finally did a good Mars landing and it is sending pictures. I am always amazed by that kind of things. I know this is a USA milestone but I still think it's an achievement of humanity, as I am sure the NASA team had people from several nations. People is beginning to talk about actually going to Mars, and it is so exciting!

Anytime Di-Di n_n . Well Yucca isn't as common here in the US. Sadly shortly after I tried them, the Mexcican resturant that served them were I live closed up -_- .

Ehhhh, I'm not so sure humans should go to Mars. I mean, we can't even take care of this one, should we really be screwing up another one?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 29, 2018, 03:32:48 AM
That is right, I've been wondering the same, to be honest.

Well, I don't have to go back to my job until Monday, which is great (I will have to work from home though)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on November 29, 2018, 06:58:19 AM
Anytime Di-Di n_n . Well Yucca isn't as common here in the US. Sadly shortly after I tried them, the Mexcican resturant that served them were I live closed up -_- .

Ehhhh, I'm not so sure humans should go to Mars. I mean, we can't even take care of this one, should we really be screwing up another one?
Think of it as practice makes perfect. We ruined Earth, the first attempt. Mars will be better, but still ruined, maybe in 2666  we'll make Tatooine a better place. :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ren on November 29, 2018, 01:00:11 PM
maen y'all, still alive...for now
Finally got out of the no return calls drought for the job hunt, 3 interviews this week, with a potential for 2 more.
Today is the most important day as its the Hearing for my Unemployment appeal and I need it to go in my favor cause then
I could survive a bit longer even with no job. If I could get a job as well that would be aces.
So hoping for the best..bracing for the worst...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 29, 2018, 06:37:03 PM
((((Renmonster)))) Crossing fingers for you!

It's a gray day, raining, but good news is, it's not so warm.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 01, 2018, 12:07:43 AM
Hi, ((Dina)). I had a very lazy week-end, being a couch potato and watching Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett..
Loved those. He was a good choice.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 01, 2018, 12:09:49 AM
Hope things went well, Ren.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 01, 2018, 05:29:53 AM
Hi WF! How are you? How was Thanksgiving?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 01, 2018, 09:51:47 AM
Turkey day went well. Charlie had a good week in school. I think the ADHD stimulants were a factor in his aggressive school misbehavior. Now, he is back to his more usual misbehaviors. How are things with you?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 01, 2018, 04:11:42 PM
Think of it as practice makes perfect. We ruined Earth, the first attempt. Mars will be better, but still ruined, maybe in 2666  we'll make Tatooine a better place. :D

The only problem with that is, if something goes wrong on Mars, it'll be a catastrophe, and there'll be no one to help them. On top of that, we don't even know if there's something liveing on Mars that might not want Agents of Pure Chaos wrecking it's home.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 01, 2018, 09:03:19 PM
Well, so far nothing hints to something being alive in Mars. It would be awesome, but there are no many chances.

And we are not talking about a massive migration yet, so I have hope whoever we send will be sensible enough not to ruin anything.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 01, 2018, 09:11:04 PM
I'll stick to Earth. Better the old mess I know than the new mess to come.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 01, 2018, 09:25:16 PM
Very cynical WF, I approve.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 01, 2018, 11:44:18 PM
Yes, most of us won't have a chance to go there anyway, but I like to dream to be in space. It would be great...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 02, 2018, 01:17:18 AM
Then may all your dreams come true, Dina; as for me, I will stay on the ground. I am fat and gravity likes me too much.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 05, 2018, 12:58:32 PM
Maen everyone. Very cold (for us) here. Time for a fire and some tea.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 05, 2018, 02:19:52 PM
The forums are back online!  :) :D :D :) I've missed you, guys.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on December 07, 2018, 11:40:18 PM
*tag*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 08, 2018, 01:40:30 AM
Good to be back n_n .

*Slips a quarter in the jukebox*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmhJ3chY59U
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 08, 2018, 07:26:44 AM
Isn't it, Otlan? When the forums are off I feel so lonely.
Gil! Good to see you here!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 08, 2018, 06:38:04 PM
Isn't it, Otlan? When the forums are off I feel so lonely.
Gil! Good to see you here!

Indeed it is Di-Di XD . When the fourms are down, that cuts down at least half of what I do on the Internet XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 08, 2018, 09:23:06 PM
Hi everyone!
I've recovering of a cold, but I think I will be able to prepare the Christmas tree today. It's tradition to do it on December 8th.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 09, 2018, 12:58:27 AM
Hi everyone!
I've recovering of a cold, but I think I will be able to prepare the Christmas tree today. It's tradition to do it on December 8th.

Sorry you've got a cold Di-Di, but yay for decorating the tree XD ! Do you guys have a real one or a fake?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on December 09, 2018, 01:25:51 AM
This place has changed a bit since I was last here, huh?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 09, 2018, 03:10:52 AM
This place has changed a bit since I was last here, huh?

Just a little. How are you DC?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 09, 2018, 07:15:26 AM
((((((((((((((DC))))))))))))))))!!!!

Not really. It's the same SHOV, more or less the same people, always open for fun.

I did put the Christmas tree today, so it's been good.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Don on December 09, 2018, 02:59:06 PM
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I did put the Christmas tree today, so it's been good.

I like how you hung it upside down from the ceiling.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 09, 2018, 06:44:48 PM
LOL, that would be a sight for the ages.

How are you doing, Don?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Don on December 12, 2018, 04:56:41 AM
I'm doing alright. 

I think about all of you.. those that still post and those who don't or can't.

I'm glad to see the SHOV is still ship shape and in Bristol fashion.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 12, 2018, 06:32:29 AM
((((((Don)))))

I think about everyone too.

This end of year is been exhausting for me, I just want to finish all the things I need to do in the year. On the bright side, I am supposed to watch Aquaman this Friday.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 12, 2018, 09:56:49 PM
Sounds fun Di-Di n_n ! Let me know how it is.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 13, 2018, 04:55:33 AM
Of course I will.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ren on December 13, 2018, 11:00:38 PM
Sadly no good news, I was denied again for unemployment. I've appealed it again on the grounds that though the separation reason
was valid that the incidents were unintentional and should not be cause for denying unemployment.
still no job, one in-person interview with no follow up.
Doing some running for a local company called "Favor" which is basically deliveries for food from local restaurants. Pay is not great but its better
than nothing.
Also had a return of my eye virus so long-term driving is difficult and will likely affect my job options.
Going to be looking into some seasonal stuff soon just so I can get through the month...8P
I hate this time of year but hope everybody else has a better holiday time!
*hugsforall*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 14, 2018, 02:58:42 AM
I am sorry to hear that, Ren. I hope you find a job soon. Meanwhile, have you tried walking dogs? Also useful text edition (for "normal" things, I am not talking about professional book editing.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 15, 2018, 03:42:44 PM
Good maen all. Finally got a weekend off. First one since August.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 15, 2018, 08:56:10 PM
And just in time!  :)
I hope you are having fun
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 16, 2018, 11:39:02 AM
It was a nice, lazy day involving Chinese food and a video game arcade.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 16, 2018, 05:24:19 PM
 :D
That is good!

Doctor Who has ended its season, so no episode today. I will miss having one. But it's an RPG day, so looking forward it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 16, 2018, 10:32:37 PM
Enjoy!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 17, 2018, 03:11:18 AM
Oh, well. That didn't happen. The DM woke up with a serious back ache and he cancelled. Sometimes we still gather to goof around and play some board game, but today it was really hot and nobody really wanted to leave home unless it was for RPG. So, hopefully we will do it next week.

Instead, I could enjoy a pure lazy day. I hadn't had one in a while (I had stay-at-home days, but I needed to work at least a few hours). Today I had arranged to have it completely free (so RPG) and therefore when RPG was cancelled I had nothing to do.  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 17, 2018, 11:41:55 AM
Laziness is a goal itself, I'm happy for you! :D
Maen all!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 18, 2018, 12:39:06 AM
Maen all!
Today was very busy, but it's ok. Christmas is coming.😀
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 18, 2018, 05:20:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFgPicwIbf8

That is all.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 19, 2018, 12:55:07 AM
I'll match you, Otlan.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LP4-7VQV42k
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Don on December 19, 2018, 02:34:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFgPicwIbf8

That is all.

I never really thought Seth MacFarlane was very funny, but I'm all in on The Orville.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 19, 2018, 04:04:20 AM
I never really thought Seth MacFarlane was very funny, but I'm all in on The Orville.

Me too! I am looking forward season 2, at the end of the year. But it's not because I think MacFarlane is very funny but because I think the show is quite like ST: The Next Generation. I mean, I watch it not because it's funny but despite it. I like the characters a lot too.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Don on December 21, 2018, 04:19:32 AM
Yeah, for sure.

I love how the show pokes fun at pieces of TNG and also has really strong characters and story lines.  It keeps with the Trek tradition of bringing in philosophical themes that are relevant to the current day.  It's the best work MacFarlane has ever done IMO.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 21, 2018, 05:15:59 AM
I don't follow him so much. I mean, I've seen several Family Guy episodes and A 1000 ways to die in the West, but I am not an expert. When the Orville was announced I was very, very angry. But the show really surprised me. I certainly enjoyed the first season more than Discovery's.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 22, 2018, 02:14:34 AM
I loved many episodes of family guy, they make awesome musical numbers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFgPicwIbf8

That is all.
On the other side:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa22MBGkl9o
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 23, 2018, 10:05:44 PM
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Indeed.  I've always wanted to see a Star Trek spoof.  There's a lot to poke fun at when it comes to Trek.  When I heard MacFarlane was doing it, I was disappointed, but he came through with a very solid first season.  He balanced comedy and drama very well, and I give him credit.

Anyways, how have the Wierdoes been while I've been away?

Well, season 2 will be back on December 30.

Weirdoes have been ...sporadic. Chiana and Chiro have not been here in ages  :'( but most of the others come and go.

A year ago, hubby and I were enjoying our first dinner in London. I miss it. But I am getting ready to a Christmas with beloved friends, so I won't complain. 
(Also, December 24 a year ago was the day I've met PD, Shades and CWG!)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 24, 2018, 09:55:25 PM
Happy Holidays for all the forumites!  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 24, 2018, 10:20:55 PM
Merry Christmas to all!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 24, 2018, 10:25:04 PM
Thank you!!  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 24, 2018, 10:27:29 PM
You're welcome, Dina. There is something wrong about working on Christmas Eve. Fortunately, my work day is done. Later, I will be trying to put together some of Charlie's gifts. Wish me luck!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 24, 2018, 11:09:09 PM
I am crossing fingers  :)

Luckily, I didn't have to work. Well, we are leaving to spend the night with some friends, so I'll see you on Christmas Day. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 25, 2018, 12:12:32 AM
Take care and have fun!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: FireWorks on December 25, 2018, 09:00:55 AM
((Everyone))
Merry Xmas to you all! And happy holidays!!!!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 25, 2018, 01:51:52 PM
Merry X-Mas. Gifts have been unwrapped, batteries added, and we are tired.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ren on December 25, 2018, 05:15:17 PM
((((holidayhugsforall))))
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on December 27, 2018, 08:41:09 AM
Christmas this year was a pretty frustrating experience. Apparently my mom and brother can't put aside their differences for a day and a half and not ruin the holiday for the rest of us. Hopefully I hear back from this job I applied to about an hour away soon, because my loans come due fairly soon and none of the resident minimum wage jobs in this town will hire me.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 27, 2018, 10:18:35 PM
@Dina: Back when I still had internet at home, I was around a lot more often. Now it's a lot harder.

https://www.polygon.com/2014/7/31/5949433/the-cost-of-a-game-studio

Nothings ever easy -_- . Screw it though, I work better under pressure.

I hope everyone had a good holiday n_n ! The day before Christmas Eve we were at a party with mt sister in laws family and some "Stole" my coat that also had my hat and gloves in the pocket XD . Turns out my Sister inlaw's grandma had a wee bit too much to drink and wound up takeing it XD . They got it back though, so all good n_nd . But the other day I was sitting in Denny's thinking about it and this scean popped into my head XD .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeXJ7dDtjj4

@DC: *Hugs* Sorry about your Christmas DC -_- . But hey, there's always next year n_n . Good luck with the job hunt too n_nd .

Also found out some sad news yesterday -_- . My favirote video store no longer carries Anime -_- . They have Anime movies and have Anime products, but they no longer sell Anime -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 28, 2018, 03:58:52 AM
Hello everyone, sorry I was mostly off, I've been celebrating, visiting people and yes, trying to find enough willpower to work. Today has been very hot but I did good work, so that is something.

I hope you all had a good Christmas (Special hugs for you, Otlan!). Sorry it was not a great one, DC, but good about the job!

(((((((((Everyone)))))))))) I just wanted to say...I love you, guys.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: LavinChen on December 28, 2018, 12:15:52 PM
(((Dina))), awww... I'm awfully fond of the weirdos here too... :)

I hope you all had a nice Christmas (Sorry to hear about your belligerent family D'sC, been there, tried to mediate that, had to summon the patience with them).

And I would like to wish you all a happy New Year.


Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 28, 2018, 03:45:12 PM
Hello everyone, sorry I was mostly off, I've been celebrating, visiting people and yes, trying to find enough willpower to work. Today has been very hot but I did good work, so that is something.

I hope you all had a good Christmas (Special hugs for you, Otlan!). Sorry it was not a great one, DC, but good about the job!

(((((((((Everyone)))))))))) I just wanted to say...I love you, guys.

*Hugs back* Thanks Di-Di n_n . This world could use a lot more people like you n_n .
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Post by: Dina on December 28, 2018, 09:07:43 PM
LOL, thank you, Otlan! And likewise.

(((((((LC))))))) Good to see you.

Have you folks read Christmas' Eve? I am quite excited to have received some Dresden.
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Post by: Otlan on December 28, 2018, 09:46:08 PM
LOL, thank you, Otlan! And likewise.

(((((((LC))))))) Good to see you.

Have you folks read Christmas' Eve? I am quite excited to have received some Dresden.

Thank you Dina, but I think not XD . If there were more people like me in this world, it coudn't surrvive XD .

Christmas Eve? What's that?
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Post by: Dina on December 28, 2018, 09:56:35 PM
LOL

Christmas Eve is a story JB wrote for us, for Christmas. Give me a moment and I will find the link. Be careful, though, there are some spoilers about Peace Talks. Also, is very emotional, so have a handkerchief or tissues around.

Edited: here http://www.jim-butcher.com/christmas-eve?fbclid=IwAR06pHJkAKpF0YZ0TDTCyCuMsYy9ePBU99fbjKBcCxf1m0pJXwc5kbPNXHA
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 28, 2018, 11:43:25 PM
Thanks Di-Di n_n . I'll read it later though, after I read Peace Talks XD . When the heck is that comeing out anyway?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 28, 2018, 11:51:24 PM
"As of December 27th, 2018, the current draft of the novel is up to chapter 39. Progress!"

That is what we know so far.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 30, 2018, 06:29:07 AM
Post Christmas update. Whatever sinus/cold my son has is now my sinus/cold as well. I swear, whenever that demon son of mine gets sick he passes it on to me. Still going to work though. My motto is "If I can walk, I can work." Y'all take care and enjoy New Year's.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 30, 2018, 06:56:55 AM
Mm, it would be better to stay at home, take care of your health and reduce the contagion risk for your coworkers. Anyway, I hope you get better soon ((((((WF))))))
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Post by: wardenferry419 on December 30, 2018, 10:04:43 AM
Thank you but I gotta work. It is almost a psychological compulsion.
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Post by: Fcrate on December 30, 2018, 02:19:51 PM
Besides, if he spreads the sickness to enough people it will leave his body and he'll be cured.
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Post by: morriswalters on December 30, 2018, 06:04:34 PM
Besides, if he spreads the sickness to enough people it will leave his body and he'll be cured.
:)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 30, 2018, 07:18:24 PM
Besides, if he spreads the sickness to enough people it will leave his body and he'll be cured.
Ah yes, that is obviously how it works.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 30, 2018, 11:09:00 PM
Besides, if he spreads the sickness to enough people it will leave his body and he'll be cured.
That is a generous philosophy.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 30, 2018, 11:11:13 PM
It has been a shopping day, I am tired. Luckily today is not so hot as yesterday. I had a raspberry and pear smoothie, but it tasted mostly like a raspberry one.-
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: FireWorks on December 31, 2018, 06:55:41 AM
It has been a shopping day, I am tired. Luckily today is not so hot as yesterday. I had a raspberry and pear smoothie, but it tasted mostly like a raspberry one.-
((Dina))
The pear is subtle. Raspberry is more in-your-face tasting.
Is it hot every December in the Southern Hemisphere?

LOL, thank you, Otlan! And likewise.

(((((((LC))))))) Good to see you.

Have you folks read Christmas' Eve? I am quite excited to have received some Dresden.
I should have waited for Peace Talks before digging into Christmas Eve. I think I got slightly spoilt about some even of Peace Talks.
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Post by: FireWorks on December 31, 2018, 06:59:52 AM
"As of December 27th, 2018, the current draft of the novel is up to chapter 39. Progress!"

That is what we know so far.
Now there's some nice news! :) That makes me optimistic. Our man is beast of a writer once he has the wind on his sail.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 31, 2018, 07:02:06 AM
(((((FW))))))!! How are you?

Well, December is the beginning of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. According to the latitude it will be warmer or not. This year, in my city, the beginning of December has been quite mild, but near the end of it, it's a lot hotter. Saturday has been very hot (and Friday and Thursday quite hot, but not as much as Saturday). Then a storm came and now it's not so hot. We will see what happens for the last night of the year.

And yes, all of us who read Christmas' Eve spoiled ourselves. Perhaps Otlan got the right idea, waiting.
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Post by: FireWorks on December 31, 2018, 07:18:34 AM
(((((FW))))))!! How are you?

Well, December is the beginning of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. According to the latitude it will be warmer or not. This year, in my city, the beginning of December has been quite mild, but near the end of it, it's a lot hotter. Saturday has been very hot (and Friday and Thursday quite hot, but not as much as Saturday). Then a storm came and now it's not so hot. We will see what happens for the last night of the year.

And yes, all of us who read Christmas' Eve spoiled ourselves. Perhaps Otlan got the right idea, waiting.
I'm well thank you! :) How are you?!!
I just got my house fully powered by solar panels, so I'm feeling particularly happy!
Currently reading the Gormenghast trilogy, I can't believe I missed this masterpiece till now.

There are a lot of storms lately. I don't recall hearing about so many growing up...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 31, 2018, 07:23:55 AM
I am very well, thank you. And that is awesome about the solar panels!

I don't know what the Gormenghast trilogy is. I am watching a Netflix show called "Diablero". It's about a demon hunter in México city (present day). It's a Mexican show, only 8 episodes so far (I've just finished watching the fifth)

Oh, storms are not rare in Buenos Aires. If I compare my childhood with now, perhaps it is somewhat rainy but not that much. Temperature has definitely risen though.
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Post by: FireWorks on December 31, 2018, 07:32:42 AM
I am very well, thank you. And that is awesome about the solar panels!

I don't know what the Gormenghast trilogy is. I am watching a Netflix show called "Diablero". It's about a demon hunter in México city (present day). It's a Mexican show, only 8 episodes so far (I've just finished watching the fifth)

Oh, storms are not rare in Buenos Aires. If I compare my childhood with now, perhaps it is somewhat rainy but not that much. Temperature has definitely risen though.
The Gormenghast series is set of fantasy books written by during the Lord of the Rings era, so it is pretty old. It is very very weird (no pun intended!), inspired many popular tropes, and is very well written.
Just googled "Diablero", seems quite interesting. Wonder if the have an english subbed version.
 
Just completed the 5th season of Vikings on Netflix, loved that series. I'm beginning to wonder if it is worth continuing my Netflix subscription, I keep it only for "Stranger Things", but it's just so expensive. There are so many cheaper alternatives lately.
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Post by: Dina on December 31, 2018, 07:44:28 AM
I love my Netflix  :). And to be honest is not that expensive.

My "diablero" is available in several languages including English. I watch it in the original Spanish, of course, which reminds me the time I spent in México. It's not great but I find it entertaining.

I have not "really" seen Vikings but hubby did (3 seasons so far, I believe) and I watched some of the episodes with him, not paying much attention. I knew a few of the main characters but I don't know if they are in the new seasons too. 
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 02, 2019, 10:14:23 PM
(((((FW))))))!! How are you?

Well, December is the beginning of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. According to the latitude it will be warmer or not. This year, in my city, the beginning of December has been quite mild, but near the end of it, it's a lot hotter. Saturday has been very hot (and Friday and Thursday quite hot, but not as much as Saturday). Then a storm came and now it's not so hot. We will see what happens for the last night of the year.

And yes, all of us who read Christmas' Eve spoiled ourselves. Perhaps Otlan got the right idea, waiting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy8YIxD0GY0
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 02, 2019, 10:16:30 PM
((((Otlan))))

Well done. I've seen a reader suggested that Christmas' Eve was included as a PT epilogue. Priscellie liked the idea and said she will ask Jim about that.
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Post by: Otlan on January 02, 2019, 10:19:27 PM
Well me and my frined had fun on New Years Day n_n . We went and had Arbby's, then we went and saw Mortal Engines. I gotta say, hell of a lot better movie then I thought it was going to be XD . I was very impressed with it n_n . There was one charcter in it in perticuler that I really liked n_n .

@Dina: *Huggles back* It's a tallent, what can I say XD .

That'd be a neat idea I think n_n . Sort of a nice little bounes story after alls said and done n_n .
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Post by: Dina on January 02, 2019, 10:34:09 PM
What is Arbby's?
I saw ME trailer and I think it looked good. I won't be watching it soon though, but I will watch Bumblebee this Friday  :)

It has been another hot day today, again rain (but not storm) helped a lot.
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Post by: Otlan on January 02, 2019, 11:27:57 PM
What is Arbby's?
I saw ME trailer and I think it looked good. I won't be watching it soon though, but I will watch Bumblebee this Friday  :)

It has been another hot day today, again rain (but not storm) helped a lot.

I spelled it wrong, go figure XD . https://arbys.com

It was a grate movie, I higly recomened it n_n . I thought about going to see Bumblebee, but ehhhhh, kind of got sick of transformers after Revenge of the fallen -_- . Let me know how it is Di-Di.

*Hugs* Sorry it's so hot -_- .
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Post by: Dina on January 02, 2019, 11:34:24 PM
They say the Bumblebee movie is different to the other Transformers' ones, I will see.
Well, I didn't know Arby's either, so spelling hardly matters this time. It seems like a good place to enjoy some yummies, and I hope you had a very good time.

Ot, I've been thinking in your RPG. Don't you want to just begin the battle? I am sure people wants to join!
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Post by: Doroga's Cousin on January 04, 2019, 03:23:53 AM
Well me and my frined had fun on New Years Day n_n . We went and had Arbby's, then we went and saw Mortal Engines. I gotta say, hell of a lot better movie then I thought it was going to be XD . I was very impressed with it n_n . There was one charcter in it in perticuler that I really liked n_n .

@Dina: *Huggles back* It's a tallent, what can I say XD .

That'd be a neat idea I think n_n . Sort of a nice little bounes story after alls said and done n_n .
I feel like that isn't that hard, because if you're anything like me your expectations for that movie were so low you could probably trip over the bar. :P

And honestly, about Christmas Eve, it just made me want to read more Dresden. I've reread Dead Beat, Skin Game, Cold Days, Small Favor and Turn Coat recently. The ending to Turn Coat hit me a lot harder than it did in the past because I feel more sympathy for Morgan.
Edit: But I can't find my copy of Changes anywhere, which means it's probably in the boxes in the garage I haven't unpacked because I can't get to them. I need it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 04, 2019, 01:55:09 PM
((((DC)))) Well, you will need to do some digging.
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Post by: Otlan on January 04, 2019, 08:44:14 PM
They say the Bumblebee movie is different to the other Transformers' ones, I will see.
Well, I didn't know Arby's either, so spelling hardly matters this time. It seems like a good place to enjoy some yummies, and I hope you had a very good time.

Ot, I've been thinking in your RPG. Don't you want to just begin the battle? I am sure people wants to join!

Eh, it seemed a lot more cartoony, which bugged me a bit -_- . Like you said, we'll see.

@Dina:I would Love to, beleive me, these days I'm itching to punch something. The problem is lack of people. I don't want to start something that isn't going to get finished...on the other hand, if we start it, maby that'll get people more active....*Goes to kick my rusted brain into thinking mode.*

@DC: I've tripped over thin air before, so that's quite possible XD . But like I said, it turned out to be a grate movie n_n . Now I just have to find the book and compare.

As for you finding your book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz-8CSa9xj8
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Post by: Dina on January 05, 2019, 06:57:30 AM
Otlan, begin something, we will always have time to stop it!
I saw Bumblebee. It's a Herbie movie, mainly for children, with some extra actions and a couple of emotional moments. Popcorn movie...and I think it was great  :)
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Post by: wardenferry419 on January 05, 2019, 11:06:48 PM
Otlan, begin something, we will always have time to stop it!
I saw Bumblebee. It's a Herbie movie, mainly for children, with some extra actions and a couple of emotional moments. Popcorn movie...and I think it was great  :)
Bumblebee was often a good Transformer character; but Optimus was always my main favorite. By the way, Arby's is a fast food place known for roast beef and market-fresh sandwiches.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7GeisRaias
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Post by: Dina on January 05, 2019, 11:10:55 PM
thanks!

The scene where Bumblebee lost his voice is genuinely emotional.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ren on January 06, 2019, 02:12:39 PM
(((((hugsforall)))))
Still around, scrambling to eke out a living, but still here...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 06, 2019, 06:34:25 PM
(((((((((Renmonster)))))))))))))))
I don't know what to say, job hunting is a nightmare. But I hope this year is a better one.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on January 07, 2019, 01:04:26 AM
Just a quick "Good Maen" to everyone.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 08, 2019, 07:01:21 PM
(((((((((Renmonster)))))))))))))))
I don't know what to say, job hunting is a nightmare. But I hope this year is a better one.

I'd rather face down my nightmares then look for a job -_- . Trying to find a job is the worst thing a person can go through -_- .

Also, I'm starting to think my destiny is to die in fire -_- .
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Post by: Fcrate on January 08, 2019, 09:14:21 PM
Maen all :D It's windy, sandy and quite cold here.
Otlan, if it is your destiny, face it like a man and Jump in the fire (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ll1-yV8YSw)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 08, 2019, 09:48:03 PM
Hot and humid here today. Sandy...no, that do not happen in my city  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 10, 2019, 04:09:11 AM
Howdy, folks. RSLeergaard/Squidly here, back for one more go at this.  ::)

By the looks of things, it appears it may take quite a while for me to get in enough posts to get my avatar back.  :o

I'll be back.  8)
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Post by: Dina on January 10, 2019, 04:41:51 AM
Welcome back! Don't worry, we will wait for your avatar. It won't be as long as you feel now.
How was your beginning of the new Year?
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Post by: RSL on January 10, 2019, 05:48:12 AM
Birthday aside, it's been pretty slow. Still working on stories and still pretty slow and haphazard about it, but part of my New Year goal is to fix that and actually finish a few of them, including revising and editing the only full length story I ever did finish. Even now, 14 years after I first wrote it, it's still sitting around on my computer as a rough draft - it needs a lot of spit and polish and detail before I'll be satisfied with it. ;D
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Post by: Dina on January 10, 2019, 06:00:46 AM
Oh, it's great that you have such a clear goal, go for it! And I wish to read it some day...
(and on that note, I have to go. Good maen for everyone!)
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Post by: Otlan on January 10, 2019, 06:38:17 PM
Maen all :D It's windy, sandy and quite cold here.
Otlan, if it is your destiny, face it like a man and Jump in the fire (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ll1-yV8YSw)

Heh XD . Thanks Crate, but all things considered, I'd rather not XD . I can think of worse ways to die, but not meany.

So I'm kind of hooked on this new TV show called The Masked Singer. Anyone else here watching it?
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Post by: RSL on January 10, 2019, 09:36:52 PM
You know, it's a funny thing. I went through the member list and neither one of my old names - RSL or Squidly - survived the move to this new site. So, apparently I didn't need to make up a new name, I could have used either one of my old ones. Wish I'd known that ahead of time.  :(
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 10, 2019, 10:01:49 PM
You know, it's a funny thing. I went through the member list and neither one of my old names - RSL or Squidly - survived the move to this new site. So, apparently I didn't need to make up a new name, I could have used either one of my old ones. Wish I'd known that ahead of time.  :(

*Pat-Pat*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 10, 2019, 10:39:10 PM
*Pat-Pat*

 ;D *chuckles*  Thanks, Otlan.  :) I wasn't really talking to anyone in particular, though you did happen to be here at the time. I was talking to everyone and no one, mostly. Sorta talking to myself ... ruminating, so to speak. But, what the heck ... it gets me one post closer to getting my avatar back.  ;)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 10, 2019, 10:41:45 PM
;D *chuckles*  Thanks, Otlan.  :) I wasn't really talking to anyone in particular, though you did happen to be here at the time. I was talking to everyone and no one, mostly. Sorta talking to myself ... ruminating, so to speak. But, what the heck ... it gets me one post closer to getting my avatar back.  ;)

Welcome Squidly n_n . If it helps, just think of me as your imaginary frined XD .

Also, can anyone help me kill this Earworm? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp5Cj_FzxKU
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 10, 2019, 10:55:07 PM
Can't help you with the earworm, I'm afraid, though maybe this might lessen the pain a little.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic87SfqQAAM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic87SfqQAAM)

Hope I did that right. It's been a while since I tried this here.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 11, 2019, 03:52:51 AM
RSL, send a PM to Griffyn, he is the new owner. He could change your name to the original one.

And good maen everyone!
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Post by: RSL on January 11, 2019, 06:19:41 PM
Thanks for the suggestion.  :) Sent the message, so now we'll see what happens.
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Post by: RSL on January 11, 2019, 06:44:41 PM
Well, as you can see, it worked.  :D  Woo hoo!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 11, 2019, 08:04:47 PM
Can't help you with the earworm, I'm afraid, though maybe this might lessen the pain a little.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic87SfqQAAM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic87SfqQAAM)

Hope I did that right. It's been a while since I tried this here.

Much, much better, thank you RSL XD !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 11, 2019, 08:25:44 PM
So, I have a question, what the F**k is it with parents? What is it, that makes them think they're kid(s) are not constantly worrying about the future? What is it that makes them feel the need to remind they're kids that they're not going to be around forever? To be little they're kid, and they're efforts toward trying to get they're life on track? What is it that makes them feel the need to constantly point out they're kids shortcomeings and failures?

Let me share some info with you parents. Your kids are constantly thinking about and considering they're future. They're also reminded of every single day of they're failures, especially if they are nerumoures and spread out over the course of your kids life and have led them to the rock bottom pit they currently find themselves in, when they get up and look in the mirror. Your kid knows that your days on this earth are numbered, it also reminds them that they're days on this earth are numbered and that they don't have a lot of time to acomplish anything on this earth themselves. You know what all this stuff dose? It creates an ugodly amount of stress on your kid, stress that they must then bury down deep within themselves, least the people of this world think them a F**king nut job and lock them up or it kills them out right.

What your kid dose not need, is you, they're parent comeing along, yelling at them that they don't have they're life together. They do not need you comeing along, poiting out they're failures and starting shit with them, adding and compunding to the stress that is slowly killing them by inches.

There is no Mauneal, no Guide Book for this Life and this ever changeing, ever shifting world that want's nothing more then to swallow your kid whole, grind them up and spit them back out again. If you are not going to help your kid, if your not going to try to be they're guideing force, if all your going to do is compound and add to they problems, then please, I urge you, stay the F**k out of they're lifes and stay the F**k out of they're way, because if all your going to be is part of the problem, then they don't need you.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 11, 2019, 08:46:40 PM
Otlan, your family just come from the hardest proof of the fact that the parents days on this Earth are numbered. Perhaps your dad is not coping very well with that. Perhaps he is afraid of his own mortality and feeling a failure himself? I know it's hard, but try to speak with him about how you feel.

In any case, (((((((((((((((Otlan)))))))))))

Well, as you can see, it worked.  :D  Woo hoo!  ;D ;D
Yay!!  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 11, 2019, 09:32:21 PM
Otlan, your family just come from the hardest proof of the fact that the parents days on this Earth are numbered. Perhaps your dad is not coping very well with that. Perhaps he is afraid of his own mortality and feeling a failure himself? I know it's hard, but try to speak with him about how you feel.

In any case, (((((((((((((((Otlan)))))))))))
Yay!!  :D

I know how he's feeling Dina, that's why I havn't snapped back at him in anger, no matter how badly I want to. I know he's hurting, because I'm hurting, even if I don't show it, because I have to be strong. Because I can't afford to brake down and fall to pices.

You know where I was when I got the call from my dad saying my mom was uncouncious and not likely to ever wake up again? I was at home, along, takeing care of the chickens because my dad had to take her back out to Ohio because she's developed a staff infection. That was the last time I saw her, and she looked like she was on death's door then. About a week and some complications later, I get a call from my dad saying she's not comeing back, saying I need to say goodbye. So I did, I said goodbye to her unconcioues body, and that was the last time I spoke to her. A few days later, she died. My sister flew out there to be with my dad, they were with her. They got to say goodbye. I was takeing care of a bunch of braindead chickens.

You tell me to talk to him, but I am so damn sick and tired of talking Dina. I am sick of my words falling on Def Ears, both litteraly and figuratively. All I want is to get on with my life. I'm not strong enough to support my father, I can barely keep myself together.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 12, 2019, 05:06:18 AM
All right, Otlan. I will sent you a PM, but it will probably be quite long, so I need some time for writing it. Meanwhile ((((((((((((((Otlan))))))))))
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ren on January 12, 2019, 10:41:49 PM
((((((tiredhugsforall)))))
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 13, 2019, 03:09:18 AM
(((((((renmonster)))))))))
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 14, 2019, 06:45:28 PM
*GRATEBIGWEREWOLFHUGSFORALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 15, 2019, 04:01:03 AM
HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!HUGS FOR ALL!!!

Good maen all.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on January 15, 2019, 09:25:23 AM
Good maen to you as well, Dina.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on January 15, 2019, 10:52:32 AM
*Pokes Dina*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 15, 2019, 10:55:54 AM
*jumps*

(Thanks WF)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 15, 2019, 05:55:07 PM
*GRATEBIGWEREWOLFHUGSFORALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*
*escapes the hug by half an inch and frantically searches his memory for the location of his silver dagger*
Maen everyone. Still windy and sandy here, but on the positive side, a great (if slighlty sandy) BBQ today.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 15, 2019, 07:01:10 PM
Hi Fcrate! Well, I hope you had a good (and not sandy) meal  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 15, 2019, 07:44:23 PM
Hey Dina! Only crunched 3 times, so... Success :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 15, 2019, 09:54:36 PM
LOL, I guess.
Like eating something on the beach  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 15, 2019, 10:20:32 PM
maen, Dina.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 15, 2019, 10:29:01 PM
Hello RSL! How are you?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 15, 2019, 10:38:06 PM
Well enough. Just getting a couple more posts in. Only about 90 or so more to go before I can get my Squidly avi back. :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 15, 2019, 11:38:33 PM
Well, you can have a pre-done avatar now, IIRC. Not a customized one, but at least something,
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 16, 2019, 02:01:05 AM
Ya, I saw those, but I really didn't bond with any of them if you know what I mean. Thought about Bruce Campbell for a moment, but decided not to go with that.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 16, 2019, 02:55:42 AM
Fair enough, then keep posting!
Did you read that Chinese grew some cotton in the moon? exciting times.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 16, 2019, 03:21:06 AM
I know they have a rover there and are receiving images through a relay satellite, I'm not sure about the growing cotton part. With no air? Or water?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 16, 2019, 03:43:46 AM
I thought the same, and I only could read a little about it as I was busy at the moment. Apparently they create a mini-environment with oxigen and such and they are essaying it (the environment itself). They are evaluating if it supports the temperature changes and if it has no filtrations or such. So, it's a very, very early first step, but it's something. It began growing quite fast, which is a good sign.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 16, 2019, 04:18:11 AM
Reading one version of the report now. Absolutely cool.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-46873526
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 16, 2019, 04:23:36 AM
Hopefully we will have a diet of fries in the moon  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 16, 2019, 11:39:45 AM
Moon Fries!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 16, 2019, 06:39:32 PM
Sounds great, right?
I want that astronauts, some day, are able to eat croissants in the moon. So perfect.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 16, 2019, 11:30:31 PM
*escapes the hug by half an inch and frantically searches his memory for the location of his silver dagger*
Maen everyone. Still windy and sandy here, but on the positive side, a great (if slighlty sandy) BBQ today.

*Grabs ya by the scruff of the neck and pulls you back into the Hug* Get over here ya goof XD . And that's only Inharited Silver, so unless you got that dagger from your Grandma, just enjoy the Hug XD .

Speaking of exciting news, I'm gonna be hosting a Game Night at my local Libary where I hopfully and finally get to play my DnD game XD ! Well, I'll be DMing, but still, whish me luck guys n_n !

*Reminds myself to read the report later.*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 17, 2019, 05:35:29 AM
Good luck, Otlan. :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 17, 2019, 05:07:22 PM
Awesome, Otlan! Good luck!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on January 17, 2019, 11:10:16 PM
Good luck!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ren on January 18, 2019, 07:26:39 PM
*waves*
In good news I have a job, doesn't start until 2/11.
Bad news it wasn't the job I wanted and pay is $2.50 less and it s a good 25-30 minute drive to get to it.
But I have a phone interview this afternoon for a different Job at a company I've been wanting to work at for a few years now.
Pay is better and it's maybe 15 minutes from where I live now.

In the meantime I've been doing deliveries for a local company called "Favor", mostly restaurant runs for lazy people and/or people
who just do not want to fight local traffic (Which is fairly bad especially at beginning and end of day). Unfortunately it means I've put
nearly 900 mile son my car since I started it and the leg I broke last year seems to not have healed fully and all the driving seems to
have over-stressed it so I've had to cut back on the driving, which means less money.

Humorously I am apparently one of the more prolific drivers and have been invited to the local HQ to do a video interview and learn
a little more about the company. Also humorously this is the same company where I've applied twice for 2 different internal, non-driving
positions and gotten rejected without even an interview....8P

Still, despite everything I've been through recently, I am still here and alive...8)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 18, 2019, 10:35:09 PM
Hmmm, let's see ...

Congrats on the job that doesn't start yet ... sorry about the less pay ... good luck with the interview you've probably already done for the job that's a little closer w/ better pay ... sorry to hear about the leg and the traffic ... nice that the company that didn't recognize you before now humorously does for your prolific driving skills ... did I leave anything out?

Oh yeah ... I'm back ... again.

RSL
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 18, 2019, 11:50:53 PM
Congrats on getting a Job Ren n_n ! Fingers crossed you get the better one though xn_nx ! Sorry about the Bum leg, but nice on the Irony that the job that rejected you is now honnoring you n_n .

I had one person show up at my game night at the libary, all because of fear mongering about this Snow Storm we're supposed to get 20 feet of Snow from -_- . Some days, ya just can't win.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 19, 2019, 12:37:50 PM
I had one person show up at my game night at the libary, all because of fear mongering about this Snow Storm we're supposed to get 20 feet of Snow from -_- . Some days, ya just can't win.

Sorry to hear that, Otlan. Hope it doesn't put you off from trying again. :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on January 19, 2019, 02:46:31 PM
Hi guys. :) Finally found my copy of Changes, and as I reread the past  5 or so books the more I become convinced the Mothers are More Than They Appear.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ren on January 19, 2019, 10:26:50 PM
Yeah that about sums it up RSL...lol
Welcome Back!
I've also got lines on 2 other potential jobs, either of which I would take over the one I have (that has not yet started),
mainly because they pay more ($2.50 to $5.50 more!) but at least 1 is at a company I've actually been trying to get into for a
few years because I've heard great things about working there and its growing rapidly so plenty of advancement opportunities.
So here's hoping for even better news soon!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 19, 2019, 11:41:40 PM
Good luck and good thoughts coming your way.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 21, 2019, 08:16:27 PM
Good maen all. Sorry I've been offline a little. I had several things to do.
(((((((Renmonster)))))))) Stay focus in the positive, you have a job!! I cross fingers you get the better one, but at least you have a job!! I am very happy for you.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 22, 2019, 12:48:02 AM
Maen everyone. Positive thoughts to all :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 23, 2019, 12:15:50 AM
Sorry to hear that, Otlan. Hope it doesn't put you off from trying again. :)

Pfft! Of course not XD ! No, now I'm pissed and more determined then ever to make this happen! Just gotta wait for the weather to not suck so bad and for the news to QUIT THEY'RE FEAR MONGERING BULLSHIT!!!! *Phew* Sorry, was that angry? That felt Angry.

@Ren: You can do it Ren XD !

On a happier note, the GGJ starts this weekend, so I'm looking forward to that n_n !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 23, 2019, 06:10:47 AM
Hi everyone! What is the GGJ?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 23, 2019, 10:09:51 PM
maen, Dina - and everybody. :)

Pfft! Of course not XD ! No, now I'm pissed and more determined then ever to make this happen! Just gotta wait for the weather to not suck so bad and for the news to QUIT THEIR FEAR MONGERING BULLSHIT!!!! *Phew* Sorry, was that angry? That felt Angry.!

 :o 8) Understandable, but the SHOV is a place to get away from all that. Ommm. Ommm. Or, for the electronically minded of you out there ... Ohmmm. Ohmmm.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ren on January 23, 2019, 10:17:34 PM
*happydances*
Got the Job I wanted! company I've been trying to get into for several years now.
Great Pay ($16/hr + $500 monthly bonus) and located relatively close to where I currently live!
Temp-to-Hire But i should still get benefits via the Temp agency. Doesn't start til Feb 11th but I
should be able to survive until that first paycheck!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 24, 2019, 05:16:02 AM
(((((((((Renmonster))))))))))))))
*Does a very happy celebratory dance*

Congratulations, Ren!!! I am very happy for you!

Now, take care of this job and relax.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 24, 2019, 12:54:58 PM
Congratulations, Ren. No dancing here - back probs - but there's the highest of fives waiting around for you.  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 24, 2019, 05:17:24 PM
Congratz Ren :)
Maen everyone! Going hunting tomorrow :D :D :D
Congratulations, Ren. No dancing here - back probs - but there's the highest of fives waiting around for you.  :)
Maybe a medium five? On the account of back probs?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 24, 2019, 08:00:44 PM
Good maen!

Job hunting or real hunting?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 24, 2019, 09:14:13 PM
Hi everyone! What is the GGJ?

GGJ -The Global Game Jam, an annual event that brings together people from all around the world from all walks of life for thee fun filled days of Game makeing. Wether it be Board, Card or Video. The only limits are your imgination and the Theam. Hobbiest, Enthuiest, Pros and Noobs. Everyone is welcome n_n !

@RSL: True XD . Just remember kiddies, Hurtz hurt XD .

@Ren: *Highfives* Congrats man XD !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 24, 2019, 10:31:56 PM
Real hunting. Ducks and pheasants, and if we're extremely lucky, some rabbits :) :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 24, 2019, 11:53:08 PM
Fcrate, Yeah, I asked so I can now if I wish you luck or not. I don't  :P. But I won't wish luck to the rabbits either, just to be fair.
Otlan, that sounds fun! So, you going?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 25, 2019, 12:07:51 AM
Fcrate, Yeah, I asked so I can now if I wish you luck or not. I don't  :P. But I won't wish luck to the rabbits either, just to be fair.
Otlan, that sounds fun! So, you going?
That's Ok, fair is fair :P . The rabbits' part will depend on if the driver will feel up to a long drive, but ducks are good too. Tasty, but plucking feathers is a nightmare.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 25, 2019, 12:17:03 AM
Well, whatever you get, I hope it's very tasty  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Blaisecorvin on January 25, 2019, 12:44:45 AM
*happydances*
Got the Job I wanted! company I've been trying to get into for several years now.
Great Pay ($16/hr + $500 monthly bonus) and located relatively close to where I currently live!
Temp-to-Hire But i should still get benefits via the Temp agency. Doesn't start til Feb 11th but I
should be able to survive until that first paycheck!

Congrats. Looking through your post history you seem to be unemployed...often. Ask yourself what are you going to do differently this time to make sure you don't end up unemployed again? use this to grow yourself as a person.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 25, 2019, 02:03:42 AM
Hello and welcome to the Weird! And it's a good advice.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ren on January 25, 2019, 01:33:30 PM
Its advice I've received many times and am frankly a little tired of receiving.
I am perfectly aware of what my resume looks like and I know it has cost me jobs in the past.
But appearances aren't everything and their are extenuating circumstances that the resume doesn't list;
some of those jobs were contracts that ended or in other cases I was unhappy with the work usually do to lack of advancement
or the work was fricking miserable. What sane person wants to stay in a position that pays poorly, has no room for growth and
is driving you to drink? My most recent job I lost due in large part to medical issues.
As part of my interview for the position I straight up explained things with all honesty as I believe honesty is the best policy
especially since last time around I was denied the position due to "Worries I'd be Bored". In the end it got me the job.
Long story short; I have been trying to get into this coming for a number of years as everything i heard nothing but good things about
working there, tons of advancement opportunities, great pay and so on. In short I have found a company to call "Home" for what I hope
will b a longer and happier career.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 25, 2019, 08:44:23 PM
Congratz Ren :)
Maen everyone! Going hunting tomorrow :D :D :DMaybe a medium five? On the account of back probs?
Conceded.

GGJ -The Global Game Jam, an annual event that brings together people from all around the world from all walks of life for thee fun filled days of Game makeing. Wether it be Board, Card or Video. The only limits are your imgination and the Theam. Hobbiest, Enthuiest, Pros and Noobs. Everyone is welcome n_n !

@RSL: True XD . Just remember kiddies, Hurtz hurt XD .

@Ren: *Highfives* Congrats man XD !

Careful with the puns. People might reVolt. *looks around for the Pun Dumpster*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ren on January 25, 2019, 09:13:27 PM
Bah, people here are already Revolting!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 25, 2019, 09:22:37 PM
Bah, people here are already Revolting!
Hah!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 25, 2019, 09:26:48 PM
Good maen everyone!
It's a rainy day and somehow cool (for the peak of Summer) so I am enjoying to be home.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 25, 2019, 10:03:36 PM
maen, Dina. 8)

Bah, people here are already Revolting!

Not Currently. A little Amped up, maybe, but not reVolting. (https://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/jumping/jumping0004.gif) (http://www.thesmilies.com)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 25, 2019, 11:08:23 PM
Oh, I liked that emoji!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 25, 2019, 11:11:35 PM
I'm trying to get a bunch back but it's slow going. I had to dump my Photobucket acct because slowed down my old worn-out computer too much. Too many ads running concurrently.  >:(
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 25, 2019, 11:55:35 PM
Oh, sorry about that. Your list of emojis was the best.

Well, and how are you doing?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on January 26, 2019, 04:39:31 AM
Sorry 'bout the disappearing act. I'm doing okay. I still have all those old emojis & smileys on my computer, just no way to post them here. :( But I'm slowly gathering a collection of direct post ones now.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 26, 2019, 05:49:28 AM
No problem about disappearing. We do that a lot in the SHOV. And well, I am glad you still have those emojis in the computer.

I am planning to see the new Mary Poppins soon. Vive la nostalgie!  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 29, 2019, 05:35:47 PM
*Walks into the SHOV* I...Live...*Collapses*

@RSL: I'm sure I don't know Watt your talking about XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on January 29, 2019, 10:37:12 PM
I spent most of the day working on some needed house projects.
My son comes home acting like an @$$hole and watching inappropriate youtube videos.
Guess which person gets the most consideration and understanding from my wife.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 29, 2019, 11:51:34 PM
Good maen everyone
Sorry WF. Perhaps you should talk with her? I understand that she has more consideration for him, as he is a child and you are and adult. You can take care of yourself. But he still needs to be taught and not indulged and you deserve some love  :). Anyway, I'll sent you a PM.

Otlan, back from the game thing? Did you enjoy it?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on January 30, 2019, 12:06:40 PM
Thanks for the PM, Dina.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 01, 2019, 01:01:07 AM
Good maen everyone
Sorry WF. Perhaps you should talk with her? I understand that she has more consideration for him, as he is a child and you are and adult. You can take care of yourself. But he still needs to be taught and not indulged and you deserve some love  :). Anyway, I'll sent you a PM.

Otlan, back from the game thing? Did you enjoy it?

Indeed Dina n_n . And yes I enjoyed it very much n_n . Made yet another Board Game, but eh, at least I wasn't alone in making it. Maby next year I'll get to make a Video Game. Of course, maby I'll be back in college by then too XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 01, 2019, 07:51:04 AM
*crossing fingers*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 01, 2019, 09:21:50 PM
*crossing fingers*

*Hugs* n_n <3 .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 01, 2019, 10:08:03 PM
Good maen everyone! New air conditioning is great, I am happy.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 02, 2019, 12:02:33 AM
You deserve a cool breeze on a hot day, Dina. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 02, 2019, 12:25:09 AM
Thank you! I am on leave for anther week (this week I was officially I was on leave too but in practice I was busy doing a lot of things. Now I am planning being lazy)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 02, 2019, 06:07:35 PM
Well, Yesterday was a somewhat good day. Then I found out a frined of mine from another web site died on the 29th -_- . I don't know the perticulers, but I know she was in the hosptial after trying to take her own life because of Cyber Bullies, so either she died from that, or she made a secound attempt. Either way, it dosn't really matter. She's gone, and the assholes who did this to her are free to do it to someone else -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 02, 2019, 10:11:03 PM
Sorry to hear that. Assholes are always more brave over the Net than in person.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 03, 2019, 12:43:49 AM
I am so sorry, Otlan. Ciberbullying is becoming such a terrible thing, The worst part is that even after those things happen many of the bullies which cause that don't care at all.  :'(
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 03, 2019, 01:38:53 AM
Sorry to hear that Otlan. Always hiding behind a screen, or numbers...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on February 04, 2019, 04:51:26 AM
maen, Dina - and everybody. :)

 :o 8) Understandable, but the SHOV is a place to get away from all that. Ommm. Ommm. Or, for the electronically minded of you out there ... Ohmmm. Ohmmm.
With all that resistance, I'm sure you'll be getting a visit from the Borg soon. :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 04, 2019, 07:45:22 AM
(((((((((((((DC)))))))))))))))
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 04, 2019, 07:36:40 PM
Bit of a rough day. A new hire with two weeks on the job is acting like a bit of @$$. Unfortunately, the new hire works in my section where I am the lead-in-charge. I feel that he is not content to be in a non-lead position after retiring from a Navy supervisor-type position. Additionally, there is a concern on my part that I am white and he is black. The cause of the problem is about what music gets played in the work area. Personally, I could care less as long as work gets done; but, I don't want him to monopolize the music over the other workers. I gave him two options; work out an arrangement with the others or no music at all. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 04, 2019, 09:07:46 PM
Bit of a rough day. A new hire with two weeks on the job is acting like a bit of @$$. Unfortunately, the new hire works in my section where I am the lead-in-charge. I feel that he is not content to be in a non-lead position after retiring from a Navy supervisor-type position. Additionally, there is a concern on my part that I am white and he is black. The cause of the problem is about what music gets played in the work area. Personally, I could care less as long as work gets done; but, I don't want him to monopolize the music over the other workers. I gave him two options; work out an arrangement with the others or no music at all. Any suggestions?

Ummmmmmm.....If he keeps acting up, I'd sugest laying down the law. Make it clear your in charge, not him.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 04, 2019, 11:42:17 PM
Yeah, that it close to the conclusion that I reached. Thanks, Otlan.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 05, 2019, 04:07:42 AM
Yes, your options were good. Also, headphones, if it is possible.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on February 05, 2019, 09:57:33 AM
With all that resistance, I'm sure you'll be getting a visit from the Borg soon. :P
I hope they don't put Electrocutus in charge of the Borg invasion force. ;) That would suck.

Bit of a rough day. A new hire with two weeks on the job is acting like a bit of @$$. Unfortunately, the new hire works in my section where I am the lead-in-charge. I feel that he is not content to be in a non-lead position after retiring from a Navy supervisor-type position. Additionally, there is a concern on my part that I am white and he is black. The cause of the problem is about what music gets played in the work area. Personally, I could care less as long as work gets done; but, I don't want him to monopolize the music over the other workers. I gave him two options; work out an arrangement with the others or no music at all. Any suggestions?
I agree with the others on this. Whatever you choose to do, don't back down from it. If he's any kind of reasonable, the employees will work it out among themselves.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 06, 2019, 08:45:19 PM
Yeah, that it close to the conclusion that I reached. Thanks, Otlan.

Eh, I woudn't thank me WF -_- . Very seldom dose my advice work out, sound and resonable though it may be -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 06, 2019, 08:51:15 PM
LOL, don't be so modest, Otlan.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 06, 2019, 09:02:51 PM
It ain't modesity Dina, it's a fact XD ...Although very seldom dose any take my advice so, *Shrugs* Meh.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 06, 2019, 09:05:45 PM
Your advices are good.
Anyway, how are you doing, Otlan?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 06, 2019, 10:00:46 PM
Thanks Di-Di n_n .

I'm doing alright, just trying to recove from another cold -_- . Thank you wacky weath -_- . Also gearing up for another game night on Friday n_n . How are you doing Dina?

Also, another weird and funny video found me XD .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWvBuZCHnKU

WARING!!: This video and it's content are rated M for Mature. Please do not watch it if you are squemish to blood and violince, sexual inudendoes or swareing, if you hate musicals and singing or if you hate superheros or if you have no sense of humor. If you still watch it anyway and are offended, just remeber, I warned you.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 06, 2019, 10:59:08 PM
That was weird. I like it! Plus, there was two members of Alpha Flight.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 06, 2019, 11:04:38 PM
I figured if anyone would get a kick out of it, it'd be the folks here XD . I only remeber Puck from Infinity War.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 06, 2019, 11:15:00 PM
I was a big fan of Alpha Flight comics. I read most of the first run.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 06, 2019, 11:56:11 PM
I liked Aurora and North Star  :P

I laughed a lot at this parody, Otlan, thank you!

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 07, 2019, 12:19:21 AM
My favorites were Puck and Heather Hudson. Some of the best issues involved their friendship and his unspoken feelings for her.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 07, 2019, 12:26:46 AM
I've read a couple Alpha flight issues, but not enough to remember much of the stories themselves. Mostly I remember then for starring in Wolverine things. I liked Northstar and Aurora because of their fashion sense  :P.

I went to you tube to listen to Maui song after that, I just couldn't help myself.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 07, 2019, 12:50:05 AM
Wolverine, as the plotline goes, was intended to be leader of Alpha Flight. But, he left because he had feelings for Heather and didn't want to ruin friendship with her husband. Wolverine and his redhead fixation.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 07, 2019, 12:54:28 AM
 I just past 5,000 posts! It only took a few months shy of 10 years.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 07, 2019, 12:56:51 AM
Wolverine, as the plotline goes, was intended to be leader of Alpha Flight. But, he left because he had feelings for Heather and didn't want to ruin friendship with her husband. Wolverine and his redhead fixation.

Yes, I remember that, more or less.

I just past 5,000 posts! It only took a few months shy of 10 years.

 :) Congratulations, but you didn't talk that much before.  You were shy, maybe.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 07, 2019, 01:11:37 AM
I spent a few years as a lurker. Then a couple of dry periods involved Charlie stuff. The last couple of years have been slow due to lack of activity. I feel as if there is only a couple of dozen or so of us that post on a daily or weekly basis. Like a small family living in a huge mansion.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 07, 2019, 01:21:28 AM
It is a good analogy, I agree. One of the reasons is other networks, like FB, Instagram, twitter. But I like it here.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 07, 2019, 01:45:22 AM
I like it here better as well. I have spent time on most major social media. I like social internet to be slower, more detailed with their posts, and more organized with their layout. The closest thing to these forums is reddit.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 07, 2019, 05:10:10 AM
I agree, but I've only read a few things in reddit. It's fine, but this is better.
I don't have any social network account, but sometimes I use hubby's, mostly for reading but very occasionally for posting something.

In another topic (I know this should be in "media", but as we were talking...) are you watching "True Detective", season 3?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ren on February 08, 2019, 01:14:37 AM
((((tiredacheywaves))))
Hullo all, got all of the final confirmation bits taken care of I am officially starting my new Job as of Monday, nothing getting in the way now!
As long as my leg(s) hold out, Had 2 MRI's done for the pains I'm getting in my right leg' 1st was late last night and 2nd stupid early this morning.
Dunno when I'll here anything back but hopefully it will help me figure out what's wrong.
Of course once I get my first paycheck I can stop the driving for money, which I think has caused a large part of the problem.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 08, 2019, 01:27:02 AM
(((((((((Renmonster)))))))))))))
I hope it really helps (the MRI) and excellent about the job. Let us know how it's going  :).
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 08, 2019, 01:39:16 AM
I agree, but I've only read a few things in reddit. It's fine, but this is better.
I don't have any social network account, but sometimes I use hubby's, mostly for reading but very occasionally for posting something.

In another topic (I know this should be in "media", but as we were talking...) are you watching "True Detective", season 3?
Not yet. Is TD3 worth it? 1st season was amazing, the next season was so disappointing that killed much of my interest.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 08, 2019, 02:25:21 AM
I agree, but so far, season 1 is good. I am specially amazed with the make-up effects for elder people (The story happens in three times: 1980, 1990 and 2015)-
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 08, 2019, 08:00:49 PM
Wolverine, as the plotline goes, was intended to be leader of Alpha Flight. But, he left because he had feelings for Heather and didn't want to ruin friendship with her husband. Wolverine and his redhead fixation.

Hey! There is nothing wrong with like Redheads -_- .

I've never read...or for that matter even seen an Alpha Flight Comic. That's kind of weird. I was always more of a Batman guy anyway, but still.

@Dina: I'm glad it made you laugh Di-Di n_n . And I thought about checking out that Disney song too XD .

@WF: You forgot to mention that a site like this also dosn't spy on you and sell all your personal information to 3rd parties.

@Ren: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8Hp7U03drs n_nd .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 08, 2019, 10:08:26 PM
(((Otlan)))
Speaking of Disney, I saw Mary Poppins returns. It's fine but it seems as if they tried to do the same movie (with a minor changes) and that was, IMHO, a bad decision. That said, Emily Blunt is a treasure. She is not Julie Andrews, I concede, but she is great.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 10, 2019, 02:04:32 AM
Maen all :)
I wanted to see it Dina. Should I save my time?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 10, 2019, 02:40:16 AM
I don't know, that probably depends of how much you liked the original one. The story is different but the "landmarks" are the same, like "a visit to exotic relative", "dance with the Bert Jack´s frends", "animated scene", and so on. I liked some of the songs a lot, while others are meh. I liked all the acting. So, in summary, I liked it, I don't regret watching it. I just didn't love it, so...your choice.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 10, 2019, 09:00:59 PM
Good maen everyone!

I have a friend who is going to NYC soon. Someone can recommend me (for him) a comic book store? (selling memorabilia, of course), please?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 10, 2019, 09:21:43 PM
Well, the new, troublemaking coworker has quit in an explosive, childish manner. He ranted for several minutes, I said,"If you feel that way; there's the door sir;" he ranted on for several more minutes. Eventually, but not quickly enough, he left. A 57 year old man acting like my 6 year old having a tantrum.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on February 10, 2019, 11:31:20 PM
Age doesn't always bring wisdom.  :( I should know. ::)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 11, 2019, 01:10:25 AM
Not everybody gets wisdom with age; but, where is the emotional control?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 11, 2019, 10:40:02 AM
I don't know, that probably depends of how much you liked the original one. The story is different but the "landmarks" are the same, like "a visit to exotic relative", "dance with the Bert Jack´s frends", "animated scene", and so on. I liked some of the songs a lot, while others are meh. I liked all the acting. So, in summary, I liked it, I don't regret watching it. I just didn't love it, so...your choice.
Thanks Dina. I think I'll give it a try, I like Emily Blunt.
Not everybody gets wisdom with age; but, where is the emotional control?
Some people lose much of that as they age.  Anyway I'm happy for you. This is better for your own health and sanity.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 11, 2019, 10:56:48 AM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 11, 2019, 12:59:58 PM
Fcrate, then you will probably like the movie, she was great in it.

WF, I am glad the work drama is done!

Have to go right now but I wanted to say good week for everyone!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 11, 2019, 02:46:14 PM
Thanks, Dina. Still waiting to see if there is an HR problem since he threatened to go there. I will be working extra hours to cover his shifts but it is worth it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 13, 2019, 09:33:34 AM
Good maen, y'all! How is everyone?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 13, 2019, 10:44:59 AM
Good maen, WF. I am having a couple of busy days but hopefully tomorrow will have more free time. Any news from HR?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 13, 2019, 05:07:15 PM
@WF: Good riddiance to bad rubbish I say -_- . What's he gonna tell HR? That his Boss told him he needed to strighten up and fly right? The bum dosn't have a leg to stand on -_- .

@Dina: You know, I thought abought going to see it, but Marry Poppins was one of my altime favirote movies, and I'm really getting sick of these remakes -_- . I don't know, I'm up in the air about it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 13, 2019, 10:55:05 PM
Maen all :) 12:00 AM and all is well.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 13, 2019, 11:00:49 PM
Maen all :) 12:00 AM and all is well.

Hello Crate n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 13, 2019, 11:08:10 PM
Sup Otlan :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 14, 2019, 10:59:59 AM
@WF: Good riddiance to bad rubbish I say -_- . What's he gonna tell HR? That his Boss told him he needed to strighten up and fly right? The bum dosn't have a leg to stand on -_- .

@Dina: You know, I thought abought going to see it, but Marry Poppins was one of my altime favirote movies, and I'm really getting sick of these remakes -_- . I don't know, I'm up in the air about it.
He went to HR; but, as far as I know, they are not accepting much of his version of the truth.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 15, 2019, 08:53:52 PM
Sup Otlan :D

Nada. Been working on my first DnD map and trying to figure out a good story for it. I think I got one but I'm not 100% sure.

WF: Huh, well how about that, someone on your side. For me, that'd be a first. Hopfully he moves on with his life and finds a diffrent job, like being King of the Mole Men or something. Goof for you Warden n_nd .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 16, 2019, 03:20:38 AM
Good maen everyone!
Perhaps the man is going through a dark period and he will get better *crossing fingers*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 19, 2019, 02:16:00 PM
Yay, the site is back online XD !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 19, 2019, 07:29:35 PM
Maen everyone!  We're back :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ren on February 19, 2019, 08:45:57 PM
*tiredhugs*
Sadly back on the job market, apparently someone in management decided they didn't want me there and ended
my contract the night of my 4th day of training. No fucking clue why and not expecting to get any response back on
a request for an in-depth explanation.
Beyond frustrated at this point, had pinned a lot of hopes on that gig and its all out the door now...been applying for
other stuff but the motivation is just not effing there anymore...8P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 19, 2019, 08:51:25 PM
*tiredhugs*
Sadly back on the job market, apparently someone in management decided they didn't want me there and ended
my contract the night of my 4th day of training. No fucking clue why and not expecting to get any response back on
a request for an in-depth explanation.
Beyond frustrated at this point, had pinned a lot of hopes on that gig and its all out the door now...been applying for
other stuff but the motivation is just not effing there anymore...8P

*Hugs tight* Aww Ren -_- . I'm so sorry Amigo -_- . I can't beleive they did that to you -_- . If I were you I'd fight it. It's bullshit they did that to you!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Blaisecorvin on February 19, 2019, 08:58:17 PM
*tiredhugs*
Sadly back on the job market, apparently someone in management decided they didn't want me there and ended
my contract the night of my 4th day of training. No fucking clue why and not expecting to get any response back on
a request for an in-depth explanation.
Beyond frustrated at this point, had pinned a lot of hopes on that gig and its all out the door now...been applying for
other stuff but the motivation is just not effing there anymore...8P

Sorry to hear that .  I’d be remiss if I failed to point out my last post on the subject. Did you try doing things differently this time ? 4 days isn’t very long , you didn’t cross anyone or get into an argument?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 20, 2019, 01:22:21 AM
Glad to hear from everyone. Sorry about the job, Ren. I know you had high hopes.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 20, 2019, 04:41:12 AM
Yay! Back online!

((((((((((((((((((Renmonster)))))))))))))))) That sucks so bad, I can only say "we have your back, keep going".
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 20, 2019, 12:38:59 PM
I found the first season of The Dresden Files on TV. I forgot how cringe worthy they were -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on February 20, 2019, 10:09:41 PM
Something something, there is no Dresden Files TV show in Ba Sing Se?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 21, 2019, 01:27:23 AM
Something something, there is no Dresden Files TV show in Ba Sing Se?

I wish there wasen't. How the hell hard is it to get so meany small and large details right?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 21, 2019, 11:10:57 PM
The Sorcerer's Apprentice was closer to being Dresden than that show was.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 21, 2019, 11:32:31 PM
The Sorcerer's Apprentice was closer to being Dresden than that show was.

Never saw it, but I'd have to agree with you. I watched the whole first season out of bordom and spite and I just wanted to beat my head against a wall, repeatedly -_- . About the only good thing about that show was the guy they got to play Harry. Although considering Nicolas Cage was an Executive Producer on the show, is it any wonder it was such a cluster F**k?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 22, 2019, 05:18:17 PM
Hello everyone, good maen!
I actually liked the show, because I watched it before reading the books. I still think that Harry was the best thing of the show, but Bob and Morgan well inspired choices too. And Jim was a coroner  :)

We had a power outage in the building all last night. It was awful due to high temperatures.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 22, 2019, 10:01:06 PM
Maen Dina! Had a power outage last night as well (only 4 hours) but luckily it's still cold here, and a bonfire fixed the problem :D
Summer is coming though, and with it, much longer power outages. Days darker than night are coming -.-
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 23, 2019, 12:17:02 AM
Hello everyone, good maen!
I actually liked the show, because I watched it before reading the books. I still think that Harry was the best thing of the show, but Bob and Morgan well inspired choices too. And Jim was a coroner  :)

We had a power outage in the building all last night. It was awful due to high temperatures.

Bob has no solid form though! And i will admit, the guy that played Morgan was a good choice to.
Was Jim in the first season? I don't remeber seeing him.

Sorry about the power outage Di-Di -_- . Glad you guys survived it though.

@Fcarte: Why so meany power outages?

Today was the 3rd day of Game League and this is how it went. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCLIg6WT7zM
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 23, 2019, 01:57:49 AM
Otlan: In winter because of the old and faulty power grid, but during the summer people use their air conditioning too much and there isn't enough electricity to go around, so they cut the power off in some areas for an hour or two every few days and "theoretically at least" make a fair schedule. In practical terms it means that they cut off electricity from those in the country side, so that the big cities can enjoy uninterrupted electricity.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 23, 2019, 04:26:49 AM
Otlan: In winter because of the old and faulty power grid, but during the summer people use their air conditioning too much and there isn't enough electricity to go around, so they cut the power off in some areas for an hour or two every few days and "theoretically at least" make a fair schedule. In practical terms it means that they cut off electricity from those in the country side, so that the big cities can enjoy uninterrupted electricity.

About ten years ago we had does "scheduled power cuts". It was all around the city, with a rotation schedule. It worked, more or less. Now things are better, so no need for scheduling cuts, but sometimes the excess of air conditioning and other things produces problems and power outages spread. But this time it was not the case, something was wrong specifically in my building. I don't know the details, but it was that.

Ot, as far as I can tell the TV show only had one season, so yes. Search for him.

Now it's raining but temperature has dropped. It's possible that this was the last heat wave this Summer.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on February 23, 2019, 08:30:57 PM
Bob has no solid form though! And i will admit, the guy that played Morgan was a good choice to.
Was Jim in the first season? I don't remeber seeing him.

Sorry about the power outage Di-Di -_- . Glad you guys survived it though.

@Fcarte: Why so meany power outages?

Today was the 3rd day of Game League and this is how it went. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCLIg6WT7zM
If I recall, Butcher was a coroner's assistant in one of the episodes.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 23, 2019, 09:13:36 PM
Yes, that is what I was telling Otlan.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 25, 2019, 06:28:19 PM
Otlan: In winter because of the old and faulty power grid, but during the summer people use their air conditioning too much and there isn't enough electricity to go around, so they cut the power off in some areas for an hour or two every few days and "theoretically at least" make a fair schedule. In practical terms it means that they cut off electricity from those in the country side, so that the big cities can enjoy uninterrupted electricity.

Then why not just re0lace the old worn out power grid? Let me guess, it'd cost too much.

@Dina: Thank god it only had one season. Now I'll check Youtube to see if I can spot Mr. Butcher.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on February 26, 2019, 08:12:14 PM
People tend to get upset when you start digging up random sidewalks and back yards, even after you explain to them that it's really important and that once the work is done the power grid will be safer and more consistent. To say nothing of the cost, the logistics of it would is obnoxious to even think about.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 27, 2019, 04:55:05 PM
People tend to get upset when you start digging up random sidewalks and back yards, even after you explain to them that it's really important and that once the work is done the power grid will be safer and more consistent. To say nothing of the cost, the logistics of it would is obnoxious to even think about.

Then nothing in this world will change. People want change but then they belly ache because it cost them something. You don't get anything for free and that includes change. Change is Chaos, and Chaos is messy but then things get better.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 27, 2019, 05:03:54 PM
This is Egypt we're talking about.
What people want or care about doesn't factor into the government's calculations, especially in the countryside. But yes, it would cost too much and would be a logistical nightmare. Acquiring permits from the military base of the reigon to dig and conduct repairs alone would take a year. If not more.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 27, 2019, 05:31:23 PM
Here we are slightly better. The companies are doing some investment in improving the things. Yes, they are diggings and inconveniences for walking people, but it is accepted as a necessity to have a better service. The problem is that the investment is not enough, the service has not improved that much in the last years, and the bills are much, much higher. That is one of the reasons of the dissatisfaction a large part of the country has with the current government.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 27, 2019, 09:41:47 PM
If only my country could pull it's collective heads out of it's collective asses and help you guys in some way, shape or form -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 27, 2019, 11:42:27 PM
Here we are slightly better. The companies are doing some investment in improving the things. Yes, they are diggings and inconveniences for walking people, but it is accepted as a necessity to have a better service. The problem is that the investment is not enough, the service has not improved that much in the last years, and the bills are much, much higher. That is one of the reasons of the dissatisfaction a large part of the country has with the current government.

There's progress there at least Dina. Our prices are going up, and services are going down (at least in countryside, where nobody gives a crap)
If only my country could pull it's collective heads out of it's collective asses and help you guys in some way, shape or form -_- .
No, thank you. Help comes with strings attached and only reaches the pockets of the idiots in charge. It happened before, still happening and will always happen like this.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 28, 2019, 07:48:01 AM
I know, Fcrate.

If only my country could pull it's collective heads out of it's collective asses and help you guys in some way, shape or form -_- .
I am going to pass, thanks anyway. Seriously, we have a saying: "throwing someone an iron buoy" for people that pretending (or somebody actually trying) to help only make things worse.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Spot on February 28, 2019, 05:11:44 PM
Shiny new Weird! Yay!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 28, 2019, 08:02:44 PM
Welcome back! ((((((((Spot)))))))))
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ren on March 01, 2019, 04:51:07 PM
((((SPOTTEH!!))))
Hello Weirds! ((((HUGSFORALL))))
Happy to report I already have a new gig lined up that starts Monday!
It's for way less than the previous gig but its money and a good foot in the door for a good company.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 01, 2019, 05:22:19 PM
Congrats Ren n_nd !

I have some news myself. I just put in my Resume for my dream job, working at my local Library. Not sure how my odds are, but I think they're pretty good. Just in case though, I ask each and everyone of you to please pray for me, I could really use this job ;-_-; .

@Dina and Crate: Mm. You both have a point. Sorry -_- .

In other news, I find old people facinating, especially the ones that complain about young people and these new fangled things called computers and te technology.

Also, *TACKLEHUGGLESTHESPOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Blaisecorvin on March 01, 2019, 11:47:53 PM
((((SPOTTEH!!))))
Hello Weirds! ((((HUGSFORALL))))
Happy to report I already have a new gig lined up that starts Monday!
It's for way less than the previous gig but its money and a good foot in the door for a good company.

Good luck to you . Try and learn the your last experience
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 02, 2019, 05:23:13 AM
(((((((((Renmonster))))))))))))) Very good!

((((((Otlan))))) Yes, I will pray for you.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 02, 2019, 10:55:19 AM
Maen all.
Sounds like a dream job indeed Otlan. I'll pray for you.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 02, 2019, 08:37:23 PM
Good maen all!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on March 03, 2019, 01:39:24 AM
Make the most of it, Ren ... good luck, Otlan ... and HELLO SPOT!  ;D  8)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 03, 2019, 02:26:00 AM
Fun fact: There is an international "Flat Earth" meeting in my country.  ::)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on March 03, 2019, 05:24:37 PM
Are any of the attendees from the eastern hemisphere?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 03, 2019, 06:31:10 PM
I have not idea, but probably not most of them. Apparently, there are many people from Spain and from here, which surprised me. I had never heard people in this country believing on a plane Earth before this.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 04, 2019, 01:30:39 AM
I just have to say this: Huh? :/
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 04, 2019, 02:52:16 AM
To be honest, I believed plane Earth was a "novelty" by some conspiracy paranoids from USA, but apparently I was wrong.
That said, according to our press, the reunion gathered more local curious than actual believers.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on March 04, 2019, 06:11:37 AM
I haven't really looked into this phenomenon much, but there are probably some poll numbers out there somewhere. In any case, the percentage of believers here in the US is surprisingly high, possibly approaching or even into double digits. It leaves me SMH sometimes.  :-\
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 04, 2019, 06:34:17 AM
I agree with the feeling.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 04, 2019, 07:12:16 PM
What if the Earth is not only flat, but Hallow too o.O ....

Also, thanks guys n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on March 06, 2019, 01:12:09 PM
And carried around on the backs of four elephants that are on the back of a giant space turtle.  :o ::)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 06, 2019, 09:56:43 PM
And we are back on line  :).
Guys, when the forum is off I really miss you
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on March 07, 2019, 09:53:48 AM
We miss you too, Dina. As far as this "flat earth" thing goes, never under-estimate humanity's capacity for stupidity.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 07, 2019, 07:13:21 PM
We miss you too, Dina. As far as this "flat earth" thing goes, never under-estimate humanity's capacity for stupidity.

It is indeed limtless, just look at who's president now, and the fact we built Atomic Bombs.

@Dina: *Huggles*

@RSL: *Head Explodes from the thought as my mind is blown.*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Blaisecorvin on March 07, 2019, 07:40:07 PM
It is indeed limtless, just look at who's president now, and the fact we built Atomic Bombs.

@Dina: *Huggles*

@RSL: *Head Explodes from the thought as my mind is blown.*

Or the Atom Bomb has made us safer. The chances of World Powers directly going at each other has almost vanished thanks to the nuclear deterrent. Imagine if the US tried to get into a land war with the Chinese or fight the Russians over Germany. Israel having nukes has kept it from being a real target for invasion for years now and has kept Iran is a sorta check.

or just the number of lives saved by the avoiding the invasion of mainland Japan. Estimated loses were in the millions .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 07, 2019, 08:58:22 PM
Or the Atom Bomb has made us safer. The chances of World Powers directly going at each other has almost vanished thanks to the nuclear deterrent. Imagine if the US tried to get into a land war with the Chinese or fight the Russians over Germany. Israel having nukes has kept it from being a real target for invasion for years now and has kept Iran is a sorta check.

or just the number of lives saved by the avoiding the invasion of mainland Japan. Estimated loses were in the millions .

Oh yes, I feel so much safer -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 07, 2019, 09:52:01 PM
Maen everyone :)
Atom bombs. Well, that's certainly a point of view. On the other hand, all it takes is a flip of a switch and we'll make the world a better place for cockroaches.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on March 08, 2019, 12:23:08 AM
I forgot to mention that I got to see Elton John on his farewell tour. It was a good show. He went all out for 3 hours; not bad for being 71.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 08, 2019, 04:47:11 AM
I forgot to mention that I got to see Elton John on his farewell tour. It was a good show. He went all out for 3 hours; not bad for being 71.
Sounds great!
We miss you too, Dina. As far as this "flat earth" thing goes, never under-estimate humanity's capacity for stupidity.
Thank you!  :)

Or the Atom Bomb has made us safer. The chances of World Powers directly going at each other has almost vanished thanks to the nuclear deterrent. Imagine if the US tried to get into a land war with the Chinese or fight the Russians over Germany. Israel having nukes has kept it from being a real target for invasion for years now and has kept Iran is a sorta check.

or just the number of lives saved by the avoiding the invasion of mainland Japan. Estimated loses were in the millions .

uh, I am not going to answer this.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 08, 2019, 04:06:43 PM
Maen everyone :)
Atom bombs. Well, that's certainly a point of view. On the other hand, all it takes is a flip of a switch and we'll make the world a better place for cockroaches.

And Twinkies, don't forget about Twinkies.

@WF: Awww, lucky. I'll bet that was a hell of a show.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 09, 2019, 08:23:40 PM
And Twinkies, don't forget about Twinkies.

@WF: Awww, lucky. I'll bet that was a hell of a show.
My bad, how could I ever forget! They last forever.
*Sneaks by and removes a book from his bookshelf showing a secret panel, passes the biometric security measures, voice activation password and DNA test and opens his safe room to check that all the twinkies are still safe and ready. Just in case*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on March 10, 2019, 12:18:30 AM
I am one of those weird people that prefer snow-balls to twinkies. Something about the coconut covering.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on March 10, 2019, 12:42:24 AM
I have to go with Ho Hos. Can't resist creme-filled rolled-up chocolate cakes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ho_Hos
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 10, 2019, 12:55:23 AM
Love them too, but I don't stash any Ho Hos. Don't want diabetes :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 10, 2019, 05:51:45 AM
Never seen those. Twinkies are good but not amazing.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on March 11, 2019, 12:02:52 AM
Love them too, but I don't stash any Ho Hos. Don't want diabetes :D
Too late for me. I have diabetes. So, my sweet ration is severely limited.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 11, 2019, 05:22:34 AM
Speaking of sweet things. a friend just came from USA. He bought some reeses and Jalapeńo M&M, so I am pleased  :). He also  brought bacon jerky.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on March 11, 2019, 09:39:28 AM
I am a big fan of bacon jerky...pretty much anything bacon-related works for me.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 11, 2019, 07:04:37 PM
@Crate: I always knew you were a mad scientisit XD !

@Dina: *Makes a note to bring offerings of sweet and spicy things when I visit.*

Ho-Ho's
Cosmic Brownies
And Nutty Buddies, in that order.

As for anything with Cocounut, with the exception of Mallo Cups, they're all horrible abbominations, not the taste, the consistancy...like chewing on wood shaveing coverd in wax -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 15, 2019, 04:40:22 PM
Welp, I guess everyone died. *Goes to shut off the lights for the last time.*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 15, 2019, 05:00:15 PM
*turns on the light* What happened here? Why is it so dark?

Sorry, for some reason I didn't answer your previous post, Otlan. No offerings are needed at all but, to be honest, beef jerky would be appreciated  :D. Hubby is easily pleased with a can of Dr. Pepper, by the way  :). And he shares your dislike for coconut. I am more or less meh about it (but I have a soft spot for the fruit itself).
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 15, 2019, 06:19:18 PM
Maen all. Been a busy week, feel like a zombie (And yes, I ate brains yesterday).
As for coconut, I don't dislike it but I don't feel it has anything to add either. There's actually very few food that I dislike (can't rememeber any at the moment :P )
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 15, 2019, 07:00:44 PM
Hi Fcrate, more or less like me about coconut. I have to admit that there are many foods I dislike.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 15, 2019, 10:44:03 PM
*turns on the light* What happened here? Why is it so dark?

Sorry, for some reason I didn't answer your previous post, Otlan. No offerings are needed at all but, to be honest, beef jerky would be appreciated  :D. Hubby is easily pleased with a can of Dr. Pepper, by the way  :). And he shares your dislike for coconut. I am more or less meh about it (but I have a soft spot for the fruit itself).

No worries Dina XD . *Makes a note to bring sevreal offerings of Diffrent kinds of Beef Jerky, assumeing I can somehow sneak them through airport security.*

*Grips your hands* Your Husband is my Hero T_T :) . People think I'm crazy for likeing/drinking Dr. Pepper. Dose he also like country music?

Also, how are things where your at Di-Di. I've gotten word of people makeing mass exodus from Venezuela and Columbia.

@Crate: Why would you eat brains if your not a Zombie ???
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 16, 2019, 03:50:27 PM
I like the way they taste, the smooth texture and the way they melt in your mouth :D
I also like the way they faintly pulse every second
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on March 16, 2019, 06:43:25 PM
LIttle Debbie's had these Peanut Butter bars that were chocolate-covered cookies with peanut butter filling that I lived for; but, they are impossible to find.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 16, 2019, 06:51:51 PM
No worries Dina XD . *Makes a note to bring sevreal offerings of Diffrent kinds of Beef Jerky, assumeing I can somehow sneak them through airport security.*

*Grips your hands* Your Husband is my Hero T_T :) . People think I'm crazy for likeing/drinking Dr. Pepper. Dose he also like country music?

Also, how are things where your at Di-Di. I've gotten word of people makeing mass exodus from Venezuela and Columbia.

@Crate: Why would you eat brains if your not a Zombie ???

 :D As long as it is packaged, there is no problem with passing beef jerky through the customs.
No, hubby does not like country music, but he really loves Dr. Pepper and is sad we don't have it here.
Things at my country are nothing as bad as Venezuela. If you come here you will find it a normal country, even beautiful. But the salary has decreased its value a lot in the last years. We have more poor people, more unemployment, much less industry. I won't speak about the current government or the previous one but this is an Election Year, so we will see what happens. I really think we are going in a bad direction, and even worse times are coming, but hopefully I am wrong.

LIttle Debbie's had these Peanut Butter bars that were chocolate-covered cookies with peanut butter filling that I lived for; but, they are impossible to find.
That sounds so good  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on March 16, 2019, 09:55:19 PM
LIttle Debbie's had these Peanut Butter bars that were chocolate-covered cookies with peanut butter filling that I lived for; but, they are impossible to find.

These? https://www.littledebbie.com/107.82/Nutty-Bars  Sort of like giant peanut-buttery KitKats?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 17, 2019, 06:28:29 PM
If you like to drink...enjoy your St Patrick's Day  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 18, 2019, 03:48:14 PM
I like the way they taste, the smooth texture and the way they melt in your mouth :D
I also like the way they faintly pulse every second

Oookkkkaaayyyy....*Backs away slowly.*

@WF: You mean these? https://www.google.com/search?q=little+debbie+peanut+butter+bars&prmd=sinv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj5jL7l_YvhAhUQMt8KHVL-CJAQ_AUoAnoECAwQAg&biw=768&bih=1024#imgrc=5wOI3FF_iai2CM I Love thoses things. I think I can still get them here too.

@Dina: Ya right -_- . I'll bet even money thet'll give me grief for haveing a suit case partially filled with Jerky -_- . Still though, I'll find a way.
Awww. Well, one out of two ain't bad n_n . I'll smuggle your Hubby some Dr. Pepper too n_n .
Well that's, some what good I guess. I ask because this person I know who's feeling from Venzuela is going through hell. He got kiddnapped and forced into a Taxi with four assholes weilding knifes. They apparently kiddnapped the driver too. They drove around the city to diffrent atms makeing him take out the max he could. Once they were done with him, they tried to kill him. One of the thugs stabbed him but he aimed too low and hit his hip bone. The driver then shoved him out of the Taxi as they drove away, and he had to crawl in order to find help, get to the hospital and get stitched up. They caught the guys, but they killed the Taxi driver. What made him decided to leave through is when the blackouts started. Shortly after he left, his uncle wound up dieing because he needed Dialises but there was no power in the hospital -_- .
Anyway, I hope thing hget better in your country Dina, I really do. *Hugs tight* But you guys stay safe alright?

@All: In honor of the late St. Patricks day, please enjoy these Irish folk song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QdbeM2JWYE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz9nHvmdAb4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPaz0p2dpEk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ppdB6JX99Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFdn5YBrqOg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0zBlHlnR4Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlWTASnnft4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFUTHcjiZGo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ35SOU9HTM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s2kCqS2ekI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYu5QI687VI (59+ Minuets.)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on March 18, 2019, 06:34:57 PM
It was the peanut butter crunch bars.
<img src="https://taldepot.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/600x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/e/peanutbuttercrunchbars-1.jpg" alt="Little Debbie Peanut Butter Crunch Bars 11.5 oz Boxes - Single Pack"/>
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 18, 2019, 07:50:21 PM
It was the peanut butter crunch bars.
<img src="https://taldepot.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/600x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/e/peanutbuttercrunchbars-1.jpg" alt="Little Debbie Peanut Butter Crunch Bars 11.5 oz Boxes - Single Pack"/>

Damn I'm good XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 18, 2019, 11:11:39 PM
@Dina: Ya right -_- . I'll bet even money thet'll give me grief for haveing a suit case partially filled with Jerky -_- . Still though, I'll find a way.
Awww. Well, one out of two ain't bad n_n . I'll smuggle your Hubby some Dr. Pepper too n_n .
Well that's, some what good I guess. I ask because this person I know who's feeling from Venzuela is going through hell. He got kiddnapped and forced into a Taxi with four assholes weilding knifes. They apparently kiddnapped the driver too. They drove around the city to diffrent atms makeing him take out the max he could. Once they were done with him, they tried to kill him. One of the thugs stabbed him but he aimed too low and hit his hip bone. The driver then shoved him out of the Taxi as they drove away, and he had to crawl in order to find help, get to the hospital and get stitched up. They caught the guys, but they killed the Taxi driver. What made him decided to leave through is when the blackouts started. Shortly after he left, his uncle wound up dieing because he needed Dialises but there was no power in the hospital -_- .
Anyway, I hope thing hget better in your country Dina, I really do. *Hugs tight* But you guys stay safe alright?

Thank you, Otlan. What you told about that person from Venezuela is awful, we are very far away of that situation. Our country is in worse shape but nothing as bad as Venezuela.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 18, 2019, 11:15:48 PM
Thank you, Otlan. What you told about that person from Venezuela is awful, we are very far away of that situation. Our country is in worse shape but nothing as bad as Venezuela.

*Hugs* I'm glad. I've lost enough frineds and family for now.

One of my Uncles died yesterday.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 18, 2019, 11:22:30 PM
I am very sorr, Otlan.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 18, 2019, 11:45:08 PM
I am very sorr, Otlan.

So was I Dina. He wasn't my blood uncle, but he was still family.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 18, 2019, 11:48:44 PM
I know, blood is not the only thing defining a family. Was he old?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on March 19, 2019, 12:13:47 AM
Damn I'm good XD .
Yep, you got it. I always forget the crunch in the name.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on March 19, 2019, 12:14:58 AM
Sorry for your loss.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 19, 2019, 01:41:18 PM
Apparently, Autumn has arrived. It's a gray (but not rainy) cool day. Yesterday it was very hot but apparently from today on, it's Autumn time.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on March 20, 2019, 10:28:57 AM
Up here, spring is right around the corner.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 21, 2019, 04:20:54 PM
I know, blood is not the only thing defining a family. Was he old?

86. He died of a heart attack.

@WF: Thanks Amigo.

Indeed, Spring has Sprung, sadly, the S-N-O-W-S on it's way back -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 21, 2019, 10:27:17 PM
Maen all :D
Have no fear Otlan, I have no interest in human brains :D
I clicked the first of your links, I love this song! Been listening to it for the past 7 years (I think) and I still only understand a quarter of it's words, and I stubbornly resisted looking for the lyrics. I get the general meaning though :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on March 21, 2019, 10:57:02 PM
Oookkkkaaayyyy....*Backs away slowly.*

@WF: You mean these? https://www.google.com/search?q=little+debbie+peanut+butter+bars&prmd=sinv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj5jL7l_YvhAhUQMt8KHVL-CJAQ_AUoAnoECAwQAg&biw=768&bih=1024#imgrc=5wOI3FF_iai2CM I Love thoses things. I think I can still get them here too.

@Dina: Ya right -_- . I'll bet even money thet'll give me grief for haveing a suit case partially filled with Jerky -_- . Still though, I'll find a way.
Awww. Well, one out of two ain't bad n_n . I'll smuggle your Hubby some Dr. Pepper too n_n .
Well that's, some what good I guess. I ask because this person I know who's feeling from Venzuela is going through hell. He got kiddnapped and forced into a Taxi with four assholes weilding knifes. They apparently kiddnapped the driver too. They drove around the city to diffrent atms makeing him take out the max he could. Once they were done with him, they tried to kill him. One of the thugs stabbed him but he aimed too low and hit his hip bone. The driver then shoved him out of the Taxi as they drove away, and he had to crawl in order to find help, get to the hospital and get stitched up. They caught the guys, but they killed the Taxi driver. What made him decided to leave through is when the blackouts started. Shortly after he left, his uncle wound up dieing because he needed Dialises but there was no power in the hospital -_- .
Anyway, I hope thing hget better in your country Dina, I really do. *Hugs tight* But you guys stay safe alright?

@All: In honor of the late St. Patricks day, please enjoy these Irish folk song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QdbeM2JWYE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz9nHvmdAb4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPaz0p2dpEk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ppdB6JX99Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFdn5YBrqOg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0zBlHlnR4Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlWTASnnft4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFUTHcjiZGo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ35SOU9HTM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s2kCqS2ekI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYu5QI687VI (59+ Minuets.)
First song is good
second song is funny as hell.
third song is something my old army bunkmate Kenslea would have listen
fourth song is a classic.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 22, 2019, 03:40:40 AM
86. He died of a heart attack.

Well, there are worse ways to go. Again, I am sorry. I feel that we die a little when those who knew us since our childhood die. There are probably only 2 or 3 people in the world who remember having seeing me as a baby.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 22, 2019, 04:00:36 PM
Maen all :D
Have no fear Otlan, I have no interest in human brains :D
I clicked the first of your links, I love this song! Been listening to it for the past 7 years (I think) and I still only understand a quarter of it's words, and I stubbornly resisted looking for the lyrics. I get the general meaning though :P

Mean Crate n_n .
And Uh, sure, if you say so buddy XD . *Keeps a double barrel shotgun close at hand. Just in case.*
First time I head that song was in the Sherlock Holmes movies, the one with Robert Downey Jr. I instantly fell in love with it and looked it up to hear the full version. And I'm not even Irish XD ...That I know of anyway.
From what I've been able to gather, the songs about a young man who get's a case of wonder lust, so he sets out for the city of Dublin. Along the way he finds love, gets robbed a, reaches his goal but goes further. Unltimatily he get's into a fight on the docks and cracks some heads with his crudgel. One could almost apply the story of Tarot Cards to this song.

@WF: A frined of mine intrduced me to Another Irish Drinking Song, every St. Patricks Day him and I would get together to sing it, and I still do XD .
Devil's Dance Floor I've been listening to ever since I was a kid, I like the Rythem.
Oh Danny Boy I sung in Chourse in high school, but I perticuallry liked this version.

The rest are all songs I've taken a fancy to over the years.

@Dina: A lot worse ways to go, and at least he wasn't alone. I have a rather large family, meany of them knew me when I was knee high to a grass hopper. I'll bet you were a cute baby Di-Di n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 23, 2019, 12:28:38 AM
@Dina: A lot worse ways to go, and at least he wasn't alone. I have a rather large family, meany of them knew me when I was knee high to a grass hopper. I'll bet you were a cute baby Di-Di n_n .

I was!  :D. I've seen pictures.  I was very little because I was born a month before my due time and I had a button nose.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 24, 2019, 10:10:55 PM
Otlan, you wound me deeply. :'(
Maen all! Been one hell of a week, running circles in government offices trying to get my mother's passport and visa to Germany ready. Bureaucracy, thy name is Egypt.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 24, 2019, 11:52:13 PM
Oooh, is she going to Germany? That sounds so good.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 25, 2019, 12:04:19 AM
Yes, she's going for a month to visit my brother and his family :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 25, 2019, 12:56:42 AM
Cool! Did  you manage to manage to do all the paperwork
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on March 25, 2019, 08:09:49 AM
Mean Crate n_n .
And Uh, sure, if you say so buddy XD . *Keeps a double barrel shotgun close at hand. Just in case.*
First time I head that song was in the Sherlock Holmes movies, the one with Robert Downey Jr. I instantly fell in love with it and looked it up to hear the full version. And I'm not even Irish XD ...That I know of anyway.
From what I've been able to gather, the songs about a young man who get's a case of wonder lust, so he sets out for the city of Dublin. Along the way he finds love, gets robbed a, reaches his goal but goes further. Unltimatily he get's into a fight on the docks and cracks some heads with his crudgel. One could almost apply the story of Tarot Cards to this song.

@WF: A frined of mine intrduced me to Another Irish Drinking Song, every St. Patricks Day him and I would get together to sing it, and I still do XD .
Devil's Dance Floor I've been listening to ever since I was a kid, I like the Rythem.
Oh Danny Boy I sung in Chourse in high school, but I perticuallry liked this version.

The rest are all songs I've taken a fancy to over the years.

@Dina: A lot worse ways to go, and at least he wasn't alone. I have a rather large family, meany of them knew me when I was knee high to a grass hopper. I'll bet you were a cute baby Di-Di n_n .

I don't know if you've ever heard this one before or not, but if not, here's another you might want to add to the list: It's called Lily The Pink.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XEDkVHrUWk
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 25, 2019, 08:19:33 AM
I don't know if you've ever heard this one before or not, but if not, here's another you might want to add to the list: It's called Lily The Pink.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XEDkVHrUWk
Haven't heard that one before. Very funny :D
Cool! Did  you manage to manage to do all the paperwork
Yes, all the government related parts at least. The rest isn't so hard, a bank statement (private bank) and some German Consulate work. Shouldn't be much of a problem.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 26, 2019, 04:06:18 AM
That is good, Fcrate.

I had cake today. Twice.  ;D

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 26, 2019, 05:00:20 PM
I was!  :D. I've seen pictures.  I was very little because I was born a month before my due time and I had a button nose.

Awwwww XD !

@Fcrate: Oh come of it Crate XD . I was a boy scoutt. Our mottoe was, "It is better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it." XD . I hope your mom has a fun and safe trip to Germany n_n . Just tell her not to take a Boeing.

@RSL: I have not heard that song, but it's good and I'm deffinetly going to add it to me list n_n .

So, I got good news abd bad news. First the good news. Me and my dad went to my aunts house after my uncles funeral on Sunday to help get her settled in. While we were talking to her, we got on the subject of geniology, because she's the one doing our family tree. Curioues to know what my families anncestory was, I asked her about my Grandfather's real Father. That's a whole story I'm not going to get into here. Turns out, I'm part Irish XD . It was either My Grate Grandfather or his decendent that was a large land owner in Ireland. One day he got into a dispute with a man and they had a dule, which my ancestor won. But, Dules had been declared illegal, so, wanted for murder, my Ancestor took his son and fled to Amarica. So I'm part Irish and part German n_n .

Now for the bad news. I didn't get the Libary job I was hopeing to get, so it's back to serching -_- .

Bad Pun alert!: Dina had her cake and ate two XD !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 26, 2019, 06:36:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wg2phwM2mI
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 27, 2019, 01:46:48 PM
Bad Pun alert!: Dina had her cake and ate two XD !

 :).
It has been the birthday of a friend at work, and there was cake. Then, at home, we called delivery and they send a complimentary piece of cake.

I am sorry you didn't get the job, Otlan. I will keep sending good vibes anyway, so you find a good job.
Genealogies are fun!  :)

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on March 27, 2019, 10:49:42 PM
Spread that net as wide as you can, Otlan, you'll bound to catch something.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 28, 2019, 03:59:57 AM
Hi everyone!
I went to a store (a shoemaker) today and they had two dogs, completely lovely good boys. I was allowed to pet them and they made my soul very happy.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 28, 2019, 03:36:41 PM
Dogs always manage to uplift ones spirits n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on March 28, 2019, 10:43:43 PM
*tag*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 28, 2019, 11:09:51 PM
*tag*

*TACKLESTHENINJA!!!!!!*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 29, 2019, 02:54:33 AM
Yay, Gil!!  :)

How is everybody doing?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 29, 2019, 04:16:52 PM
Meh.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 29, 2019, 05:17:35 PM
I don't know if I should say "sorry" or "good enough"  :)

Well, according to JB site, he finished the draft of chapter 52. Still no end, so Peace Talks is going to be a long book. I'd say that is good.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on March 29, 2019, 06:36:21 PM
Just life stuff.

Good, I need a good long read.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on March 30, 2019, 12:23:23 AM
Good maen y'all! Recovering from one of those 24 hour stomach bugs. I think it is my wife's turn to get it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 30, 2019, 04:18:24 AM
Sorry to hear about your sickness but I am glad you are better.

On Sunday, some friends are coming to our place to play "Mansion of Madness". Ir's a board game which is inspired in the Lovecraft mythos, but the intersting part that it has an app. We can connect it to TV and the app acts as a game master, telling a story for us to play at the table. We already played it once (it's a new game) and I am looking forward to play it again.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on March 30, 2019, 05:49:46 PM
*TACKLESTHENINJA!!!!!!*

*Throws smoke pellet, and vanishes.* It's not nice to notice a ninja....

Yay, Gil!!  :)

How is everybody doing?

Meh. Nothing worth complaining.

я учу русский.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 30, 2019, 05:54:37 PM
Hi there! ((((Gil))))

Well, good enough then. A new signature?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on March 30, 2019, 05:57:25 PM
No, it's Russian. I'm currently learning so I messed around with my keyboard settings a little.\\

How are you doing?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 30, 2019, 05:59:12 PM
Oh. Are those words in Russian or just in English with Russian characters?
Learning Russian sounds so difficult.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on March 30, 2019, 06:02:04 PM
They're Russian words in the Cryllic alphabet. It's not too bad. Weird to consider how natural we consider  complex concepts in our own languages, but it's basically academic in it's challenge which I enjoy.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 30, 2019, 06:32:54 PM
Yes, that is what is so amazing of learning new languages, I believe. It opens your mind (at least a little). Even basic ideas like the gendered nouns. For instance, in English the word "blood" (like all nouns) is genderless. The word with the same meaning in Spanish, "sangre", is feminine. But in French, the word "sang" is masculine.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on March 30, 2019, 06:39:24 PM
And each one is very difficult to pick up as a full grown adult. The weirdest part for learning Russian right now is adjusting to an alphabet that's not Latin based. Or at least not fully.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 30, 2019, 08:10:58 PM
Of course, that sounds very challenging. Besides the way you wrote them, are the Cyrillic letters representing sounds that are different than in English? (Well, actually English is complicated that way.  Some letter sound different depending on the rest of the word. That (mostly) don't happen in Spanish). I mean, there is a character representing a sound that is not in the English alphabet?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on March 30, 2019, 08:15:24 PM
я=ya у=oo ч=ch р=r с=s к=k и=i like the i in ski й=y

at least roughly.

And they can change depending on stress of the word. Some words mean different things if you put a different stress on it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 30, 2019, 08:52:03 PM
Yes, that happens in Spanish too.
Like: mato = kill, mató= killed. Cobra= cobra, Cobrá: retrieve your payment.

Quote
я=ya у=oo ч=ch р=r с=s к=k и=i like the i in ski й=y

Interesting. I knew a couple of those, but not most of them.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on March 30, 2019, 09:07:51 PM
I think it happens in most languages it's just your brain is so hardwired with it you don't consciously consider it outside of humor.

At any rate I need to start getting ready for the hockey game tonight, got free tickets from work.

пока, увидимся.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 30, 2019, 09:45:25 PM
Ohh, enjoy it!
(I'll translate that)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Warden John Marcone on April 01, 2019, 04:59:09 AM
*taptap*

Hello? Is this thing on?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 01, 2019, 06:05:58 AM
It is!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 01, 2019, 04:14:46 PM
@Gil: *Cough, Cough* Who said I was nice XD ?

Your learning Russian O_O !? Bulshmoi -_- . (I know I butcherd that.)

At least it's not japanese were you can really get the prunciation wrong -_- .

Fantastic news out of the US today XD !!

At exactly 6pm this morning, a homegrown "Terrorist" Group called The Sons of Liberty stormed the White House, slaughtering President Trump and his entiee cabinet XD ! One of the group was caught unfortently though as they made they're escape -_- . When asked why they had done this, he said, "We will kill anyone and everyone who tries to steer this once grate country down the road to ruin! We are the Sons of Liberty and we will make amarica grate again!"

God bless these brave souls n_n !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Warden John Marcone on April 01, 2019, 05:03:09 PM
I don't want him dead, that's too far. Life in prison would be so much worse.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 01, 2019, 06:03:52 PM
At least it's not japanese were you can really get the prunciation wrong -_- .

I believe for Spanish speaker Japanese pronunciation is easy. The letters sound the same.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 01, 2019, 09:11:08 PM
I don't want him dead, that's too far. Life in prison would be so much worse.

Too true n_n . Unfortently he'd probablly just bribe his way out -_- .

Anyway, if anyone beleived that, I've got a nice bridge to sell ya, and happy April Fools day n_n .

@Dina: Really?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 01, 2019, 11:47:22 PM
I don't think anyone has believed you, Otlan  :P

@Dina: Really?

Well, I really believe that. I may be wrong, but a)I've been told that several times b) whenever I've seen a few fragments of animé in Japanese and with Japanese subtitles I feel that what I heard is how I will pronounce what I've read.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 02, 2019, 12:12:39 AM
Maen all! Busy week, hope you're all doing well :)
My cat gave birth, again.. On my bed... again.... -.-
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 02, 2019, 12:22:20 AM
Ooooh, that was one of our first conversations  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 02, 2019, 07:06:06 PM
Yes it was :D But if I remember correctly, back then I just had to wash some sheets. Now I had to wash 3 blankets, which is less than fun. bleh.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 02, 2019, 07:14:09 PM
Oh, sorry about that.
Mm, have your thought about having your cat fixed?  :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 02, 2019, 08:14:52 PM
I thought about it tbh. However, my opinion hasn't changed than when you first asked me that question :P. I like animals as close to their nature as possible. And I do need the extra cats around here. I'm just angry because it snuck inside when I wasn't around and chose my bed to give birth. Ignoring the nice comfy bed I made for it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 02, 2019, 08:22:01 PM
 :P  I understand
How many kitten have survived the previous time?

I believe it could be an instinct for safeness. A bed is higher above the ground, so "enemies" would have a harder time reaching them. Poor thing wants comfyness, yes, but also safety in a very vulnerable moment for her. Don't be mean with her.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 02, 2019, 08:31:42 PM
Only one survived, but its not an adult yet.
Hmm, the instinct thing could be true, but its more related to being as near to me as possible rather than being above ground level. I moved it to the spare bedroom on the bed and several blankets, but it still keeps bringing the kittens back to my bed during the night. I try not to move around now while sleeping, as they're taking up half the bed :s
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 02, 2019, 09:59:18 PM
Awww, she trusts you so much...I would like to ask for a picture, but I know it's not so easy to post here.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 03, 2019, 04:51:54 PM
Yes it does, and its very good for my ego. lol. Always a pattern with it, when its pregnant, last few weeks its always close by me when its not out hunting, and on the day its due, it never leaves my side for a second, wherever I go.
Here is a picture. Had to resize it, so the quality is crap. Under the cat you can see my ruined blanket (grrrrrr) which I'll get around to cleaning once next week or so. After I'm sure there are no more cold spells :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on April 03, 2019, 10:57:58 PM
@Gil: *Cough, Cough* Who said I was nice XD ?

Your learning Russian O_O !? Bulshmoi -_- . (I know I butcherd that.)

*sighs* *pulls levers and drops all the snow from the last week onto Otlan* You should be nicer, like I am.

And... I'm not sure but maybe  боже мой. (oh my god?)

Never mind found it. болшмой. (great) you were pretty close.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on April 04, 2019, 12:03:19 AM
The cat is probably thinking "my human slave really needs to do something about these bed sheets."
Good maen all. Having to deal with annoying work drama from those that I am supposed to be supervising. I miss the days where I just did my work and went home.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 04, 2019, 04:07:49 AM
I loved the picture! Thank you! And aww, so cute. And it's a beautiful blanket, so I understand you are angry, but look at them, can you forgive them?

The cat is probably thinking "my human slave really needs to do something about these bed sheets."
Good maen all. Having to deal with annoying work drama from those that I am supposed to be supervising. I miss the days where I just did my work and went home.
Sprru about that. I hope you can solve it soon.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 04, 2019, 05:11:37 PM
Yeah its probably laying it on thick because it knows that I'm much more forgiving when its pregnant/nursing.
No problem Dina, I do appreciate the sarcasm. lol
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 04, 2019, 05:24:46 PM
Yes it does, and its very good for my ego. lol. Always a pattern with it, when its pregnant, last few weeks its always close by me when its not out hunting, and on the day its due, it never leaves my side for a second, wherever I go.
Here is a picture. Had to resize it, so the quality is crap. Under the cat you can see my ruined blanket (grrrrrr) which I'll get around to cleaning once next week or so. After I'm sure there are no more cold spells :P

*Has died from Cutness*

@Gil: *Is revived by the snow* GAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! SON OF A *BEEP, BEEP, BE-BEEP.* MOTHER--*BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP*!!!!!!!!!!!!

No I was going for Oh God XD . I don't speak Russian so, XP .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on April 04, 2019, 09:32:27 PM
Neither do I yet.  :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 06, 2019, 12:56:37 AM
Look at this Dina... This is my blanket(s), this is my bed, this is my (ruined now) pillow -.-
I come back from work to find this. argh  >:(
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 06, 2019, 05:37:15 AM
Awwww, please, be gently with them. They are so cute.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 06, 2019, 08:21:23 AM
Don't worry, I'm always gentle with animals :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 06, 2019, 06:04:11 PM
How is everybody doing? I am happy the weekend is here.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on April 07, 2019, 08:46:33 PM
Working...as usual. My last day off was Feb. 11.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 08, 2019, 02:39:46 AM
Sorry to hear that, you need to rest a little
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on April 08, 2019, 09:05:33 AM
Thanks, Dina. Just one of those jobs where I have proven myself to be a little too reliable and hard-working.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 08, 2019, 05:15:00 PM
That was my mistake working at Kenny's.

As for me, my weekend sucked -_- . Me and my dad both wond up getting a 24 hour stoumach bug. For some reason though, it affected faster then it did me. I'm better now but still not 100% -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on April 08, 2019, 10:58:33 PM
Been there and done that with the stomach bug. Worked most of a day then slept for 12 to 14 hours. Not fun. Watch out for the lingering run of no. 2.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 08, 2019, 11:14:20 PM
Been there and done that with the stomach bug. Worked most of a day then slept for 12 to 14 hours. Not fun. Watch out for the lingering run of no. 2.

Fortently there don't seem to be any lingering side effects and I'm starting to make a full recovery n_n . But thanks for the heads up WF n_nd .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 09, 2019, 03:29:12 AM
Sorry about that, Otlan. I hope you are completely healthy now  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 09, 2019, 02:56:18 PM
My sympathies  to all of you who's weekend sucked!
Mine was awesome :P shhhhhhh
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 09, 2019, 04:29:01 PM
Ohhh, that is good. I don't suppose you want to share?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 09, 2019, 05:54:07 PM
Sorry about that, Otlan. I hope you are completely healthy now  :)

I'm much better now, thank you Dina n_n .

Fcrate: Ya, ya, just because you've got cute mewing kitties to play with -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 09, 2019, 06:02:35 PM
Ohhh, that is good. I don't suppose you want to share?
No, after their crappy weekends it'd feel like gloating. lol
I'm much better now, thank you Dina n_n .

Fcrate: Ya, ya, just because you've got cute mewing kitties to play with -_- .
No comment :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 10, 2019, 03:50:48 AM
Kittens are so cute...
I am tired today but I am happy, I had a good class (I am a TA)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on April 10, 2019, 10:54:48 PM
Good maen all. Hope everyone is well and happy!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 11, 2019, 03:46:52 AM
Thanks! All is peachy here. We just had some nocturnal rain but I was already home so no problem.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 11, 2019, 11:22:40 AM
Twelve o'clock and aaallll isss welllll! :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 11, 2019, 04:54:27 PM
Twelve o'clock and aaallll isss welllll! :D

Crimanetly...now I know why your ma'ma called you Nutsy -_- ...

My weeks going ok, other then the fact I still have to get my taxses done -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 12, 2019, 04:19:18 AM
My week is going well too, and the weekend is coming. But I am worried, GoT is coming too and that is bad for the heart.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 12, 2019, 06:39:06 AM
My week is going well too, and the weekend is coming. But I am worried, GoT is coming too and that is bad for the heart.

All good things must end Dina. Even Winter.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 12, 2019, 01:51:00 PM
I am not so sure GoT is a good thing  :). It has break my heart too many times.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 12, 2019, 02:38:11 PM
It's a regular Cazanova then XD . I'm sure you'll find a new show to win your heart n_n .

Why can't taxses be easy -_- ? I just filed for an extension because I'm not smart enough to do mine myself, and it seems like it'd be really easy to do them, but for some reason, they're not -_- . *Beats my head against a wall.*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 13, 2019, 12:42:27 AM
I am watching too many shows already, so I can't really complain  :)

About taxes, I don't know why it is so difficult for you guys (in USA). I mean, for us is not simple at all, but according to movies and tv, for USA citizens is mind-breaking.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 13, 2019, 03:05:30 AM
I am watching too many shows already, so I can't really complain  :)

About taxes, I don't know why it is so difficult for you guys (in USA). I mean, for us is not simple at all, but according to movies and tv, for USA citizens is mind-breaking.

Well there ya go then XD .

Oh I can't even imagine what your taxses are like -_- . I'm surprised they don't have someone come around and jam a gun in your ribs -_- .

And ours are mind brakeing -_- . They use a ton of double talk, you have to be a mathmatical genuis to do some of it, and they're always changeing how it has to be done -_- ! The real kicker is, our goverment already HAS all the information we're suposed to gather and send to them, they could do all of our taxses themselves and then just send people a Bill/Check. And god help you if you make one little mistake on them -_-# ...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 13, 2019, 04:56:52 AM
That sounds awful, I suppose it is a way to gather money.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 13, 2019, 02:46:13 PM
That sounds awful, I suppose it is a way to gather money.

Ya, but it's a stupid way to do it -_- .

Antway, how's your day going Di-Di n_n ?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 13, 2019, 06:57:26 PM
Well, that was yesterday, which was a mostly good day. Today it has been completely lazy and uneventful, so it all good. What about you?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on April 13, 2019, 08:17:48 PM
Good maen all. Not bad for a work day. Only doing a half-day tomorrow. Hope everyone is good?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 13, 2019, 09:43:39 PM
All is well, thank you!

The Holy Week is coming
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 14, 2019, 05:26:35 AM
My day was good n_n . Got to habg out with my frineds and we all went and saw Shazam! Everyone needs to go see it n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 14, 2019, 07:33:11 AM
Something to make you lol XD .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEMIUy_ySA4
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 14, 2019, 05:06:35 PM
lmao :D
Maen all!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 14, 2019, 05:46:47 PM
lmao :D
Maen all!

Hi ya crate n_n . How ya doing? How's the kitties?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 14, 2019, 06:26:27 PM
They're fine. I finally kicked them out :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 14, 2019, 06:34:57 PM
They're fine. I finally kicked them out :P
:o

My day was good n_n . Got to habg out with my frineds and we all went and saw Shazam! Everyone needs to go see it n_n .

I did it, and I liked it.

Now I am looking forward to Avengers.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on April 14, 2019, 08:29:22 PM
Me too.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 14, 2019, 09:29:28 PM
Me three n_n . It'll be nice to see how it all end n_n . What did you think of Shazam! Di-Di n_n ?

@Crate: What do you mean you kicked them out ?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 14, 2019, 10:25:48 PM
Moved them to a different room. :)
Avengers soon! :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 14, 2019, 11:33:38 PM
Oh ok XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 15, 2019, 12:31:00 AM
I'll kick them out for real as soon as they start eating solid food. They'll need to learn the ropes.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 15, 2019, 02:49:04 AM
I'll kick them out for real as soon as they start eating solid food. They'll need to learn the ropes.

True.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 15, 2019, 04:44:07 AM
Me three n_n . It'll be nice to see how it all end n_n . What did you think of Shazam! Di-Di n_n ?

I liked it because it's very sweet. I loved Billy's foster family. Also, I was pleased with something that I will spoil-tag for those who didn't watch the movie.
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Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 15, 2019, 05:39:34 AM
I liked it because it's very sweet. I loved Billy's foster family. Also, I was pleased with something that I will spoil-tag for those who didn't watch the movie.
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I liked his family too XD . I think that's the kind of family everyone wishes they had growing up XD .

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Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 15, 2019, 01:22:43 PM
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Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 15, 2019, 03:12:38 PM
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Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on April 15, 2019, 03:18:51 PM
*picks at the the spoiler tags*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 15, 2019, 03:57:31 PM
*picks at the the spoiler tags*

Hi ya Gil n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on April 15, 2019, 04:16:55 PM
Heya wolfboy. How's things?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 15, 2019, 06:16:31 PM
Heya wolfboy. How's things?

Not bad puppet boy XD . Just surviveing, wishing I could sleep -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on April 15, 2019, 06:58:32 PM
Boilogical or sociatal issue?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 16, 2019, 12:14:47 AM
Well they had a tornado warning out until 5am last night, so that made it hard to sleep. So I didn't get to bed until about 3:30 in the morning -_- . Then the stupid dog woke me up at 6:40 in the morning, so I'm kind of tired -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on April 16, 2019, 09:08:31 AM
Yesterday, I just had my first day off after working two months in a row. Let's see if I get my second day as well.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 16, 2019, 01:25:12 PM
Yay! Enjoy!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 16, 2019, 04:04:25 PM
Yesterday, I just had my first day off after working two months in a row. Let's see if I get my second day as well.

Seriously O_O !?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 18, 2019, 04:10:55 PM
Good maen everyone!

I am having a long weekend for the Holy Week, so I am happy.
WF, you really need to take some days off.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on April 18, 2019, 11:32:55 PM
I work at a seriously under-staffed store and I am, technically, the only one with my job title. My section should have 5 people; there is 3. And, unfortunately, I know how to do just about every area and aspect of the store. So, I am the go-to-guy when a backup or substitute is needed.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on April 19, 2019, 01:59:39 AM
I work at a seriously under-staffed store and I am, technically, the only one with my job title. My section should have 5 people; there is 3. And, unfortunately, I know how to do just about every area and aspect of the store. So, I am the go-to-guy when a backup or substitute is needed.

Even still, that kind of pace can kill a man -_- . You guys need more help.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on April 21, 2019, 08:11:05 PM
Wow, we went a whole day without posting on the weird.
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Post by: Dina on April 22, 2019, 02:25:10 AM
Sorry about that. I hope everybody had a wonderful Easter Sunday! We had a board game evening.
My throat is a little sore though because temperature changed a lot in little time.
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Post by: wardenferry419 on April 22, 2019, 09:53:57 AM
Hope you are getting better. In Cincinnati, we are having the usual crazy spring weather. Cold mornings, warm afternoons, and lots of rain.
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Post by: Otlan on April 22, 2019, 04:26:14 PM
Wow, we went a whole day without posting on the weird.

More then that XD .

@Dina: *A small black wolf pup jumps up into your lap and snuggles against you*

@WF: Ya, the weathers the same here -_- . Last sunday we had a tornado watch until 5 in the morning -_- .
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Post by: Dina on April 22, 2019, 06:36:15 PM
Awww... *pets the puppy*

My throat is much better, thank you. I now have a running nose  :'(, but I think it will be better soon.
It's time to buy oranges and having a juice every morning.
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Post by: wardenferry419 on April 22, 2019, 10:21:46 PM
I am partial to cranberry-pomegranate juice. Less tart.
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Post by: Dina on April 22, 2019, 10:51:29 PM
I prefer orange. I mean, I love pomegranate, but cranberry is fine but not great. And the juice is too sweet for everyday.
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Post by: Otlan on April 22, 2019, 11:23:42 PM
Awww... *pets the puppy*

My throat is much better, thank you. I now have a running nose  :'(, but I think it will be better soon.
It's time to buy oranges and having a juice every morning.

*The Puppy wags his tail and licks your hand* <3 .

Orange juice is good, but I prefer apple. No pulp XD .
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Post by: Dina on April 22, 2019, 11:53:02 PM
*is very happy with the puppy*

Hubby likes apple juice best too, but I find it a little meh. Anyway, is easier to produce orange juice, I use a common squeezer (instead of a fancier electric juicer). I generally add honey in hubby's juice (I pass) and I also add a touch of cinnamon or nutmeg to our glasses.
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Post by: Doroga's Cousin on April 23, 2019, 03:14:07 AM
Hope you are getting better. In Cincinnati, we are having the usual crazy spring weather. Cold mornings, warm afternoons, and lots of rain.
You forgot the constant, insanity-inducing sneezing caused by the pollen-pocalypse. Unless you don't have a pollen allergy.
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Post by: Dina on April 23, 2019, 04:06:42 AM
((((((((((((DC))))))))))))))))))
I was surprised to see, in a post of CWG's tweeter, that UK have the forecasting for pollen. I have never seen this here. (Personally, only really high levels of pollen affect me, at least for now. Allergies can be triggered for different things in different stages of life)
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Post by: wardenferry419 on April 23, 2019, 09:32:53 AM
Yeah, usually I am not allergy prone. But spring kills my wife's sinuses.
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Post by: Fcrate on April 23, 2019, 11:32:57 PM
We like Guava juice! :D
And the manual squeezer is awesome for Orange juice.
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Post by: Dina on April 24, 2019, 12:54:05 AM
Ugh, I don't eat guavas (unless really, really required).
But yes about the manual squeezer.
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Post by: Otlan on April 24, 2019, 04:32:25 PM
@Dina: I like Cinamon and Nutmeg in a nice hot mug of apple cider n.n <3 .

And if you wanna get more juice out of something like a lemon or an orange, put it in the microwave for a few secounds n_n .

I'm not allergic to pollen, thenk god. For thoses of you suffering now though, have you considered wareing a gasmask?
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Post by: wardenferry419 on April 24, 2019, 11:58:15 PM
Do they have gas masks that look like Bane's mask? I could go for that!
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Post by: Dina on April 25, 2019, 12:03:50 AM
You know, Otlan? Is very difficult to find hot cider here. I tried mulled wine in London, and that was the closest I've been to it.

we like very cold apple cider for Christmas and New Year, though.
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Post by: Dina on April 26, 2019, 05:55:43 AM
DC and Snow were here...

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Post by: Snowleopard on April 26, 2019, 08:33:07 AM
Snow is back, at least for the moment. Haven't quite gotten into the rhythm of when everybody is around.
 Hi Alls.
 Hmmm, orange juice is too acid for me. I like fresh squeezed apple juice. Pear juice doesn't like me. At my local market I can find a watermelon juice - which I love. Can't afford but love.
 So Weird is no longer a seven day thing? Not that I mind - just asking.
 Sigh, getting late so I'm gonna head out. All of you good Weirdlings - take care and have a great one. Huggles. 
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Post by: Otlan on April 26, 2019, 03:47:39 PM
Do they have gas masks that look like Bane's mask? I could go for that!

Not that I know of but that would be awsome XD ! I'm sure you could get someone to make you one though n_n .

@Dina: If my familly still made apple cider Dina, I'd happily send you a couple of jugs n_n . How was the Mulled Wine though?

@Snow: *FLYINGPOUNCETACKLEHUGGLESGLOMPSANDSNUGGLES* <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Dina on April 27, 2019, 12:59:31 AM
((((((((((((Snowy))))))))))))))))) how are you?
Nope, not a seven day, since the moving.

Have you seen? Jim Butcher is on chapter 60 of the draft
@Dina: If my familly still made apple cider Dina, I'd happily send you a couple of jugs n_n . How was the Mulled Wine though?

Tasty but nothing to call home about  :).

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Post by: Fcrate on April 27, 2019, 06:45:42 PM
Maen all :D
Hmmm, orange juice is too acid for me. I like fresh squeezed apple juice. Pear juice doesn't like me. At my local market I can find a watermelon juice - which I love. Can't afford but love.
Really? Watermelon is very cheap here. But I have to admit, the idea of a juice of it is just... *shudders*. Watermelon is juicy and tasty enough on its own.
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Post by: Dina on April 27, 2019, 07:03:55 PM
Hello!

I love watermelon juice but it is not very common here. I believe it is expensive too. But watermelon itself (the fruit)is very common. I don't know why watermelon juice is so rare.
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Post by: Snowleopard on April 27, 2019, 07:54:54 PM
Heyla Kiddies.
   I don't know why watermelon juice is so uncommon. Maybe because the fruit is so watery, they don't find it necessary to make a juice from it. ??? I dunno. Maybe it doesn't have a long shelf life. I know the one I get has a little lime juice in it.
  ACK - is pouncyglomped by an Ottie. Don't muss the leopard. LOL
  Good to see you again. Did you get my Xmas card?
Hi Dina, I'm hanging in and hanging on. Worrying about rent - like that's anything new. Dealing with life, the universe, and other such things.
 How's by you.
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Post by: Dina on April 27, 2019, 08:02:43 PM
((((((((((Snowy)))))))))))))
Well, more or less like you, minus the rent part.
On the good side, we are going to watch Avengers in a couple of hours  :)

When I was in México they sell watermelon juice in a can, like a soda. But it was a little...diluted.
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Post by: wardenferry419 on April 27, 2019, 09:50:53 PM
Drinking watermelon will never compete with sinking your teeth in and slurping up the juice.
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Post by: Fcrate on April 28, 2019, 12:02:13 AM
Heyla Kiddies.
   I don't know why watermelon juice is so uncommon. Maybe because the fruit is so watery, they don't find it necessary to make a juice from it. ??? I dunno. Maybe it doesn't have a long shelf life. I know the one I get has a little lime juice in it.
I know that's true for me.
Drinking watermelon will never compete with sinking your teeth in and slurping up the juice.
Yes yes yesssssssslurp. I can only enjoy eating it messily; I never eat it if I'm invited to dinner.
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Post by: Dina on April 28, 2019, 06:20:44 AM
I agree eating watermelon is great  :)
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Post by: Snowleopard on April 29, 2019, 06:54:49 AM
Heyla, I snuck back in. (I really don't like autocorrect - it isn't fond of my vocabulary or my use of words.) Real watermelon is good too. I just get the juice when I can because I don't want to waste anything.
 Enjoy Endgame.
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Post by: Dina on April 29, 2019, 01:38:42 PM
Hi! I hate autocorrect too...
Thank you, I enjoyed it! I have some issues with it, but I enjoyed and it is a good ending to a wonderful arc.
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Post by: Otlan on April 29, 2019, 04:34:33 PM
((((((((((((Snowy))))))))))))))))) how are you?
Nope, not a seven day, since the moving.

Have you seen? Jim Butcher is on chapter 60 of the draft
Tasty but nothing to call home about  :).

Then it wasn't properly made or Done XD .

Speaking of Watermelons, I know they're pretty easy to grow. Damn things will grow in just about any enviroment, has any nere ever tried Watermelon Wine?

@Snowy: *Nuzzles, mussing your fur* Yes I did, thank you very much for it Snowy n_n <3 . I'm sorry I didn't send you one in return, but this year has got me beating my head against the proverbale wall -_- . If I don't go insane, it'll be a miracule -_- . Although I'm starting to think Insanities not such a bad thing.

On a lighter note, Saw Endgame with some frineds of mine on Saturday. Like Dina, I've got some issues with it, but all in all, it was a grate movie, very emotinal n_n .
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Post by: Dina on April 29, 2019, 05:49:15 PM
Good maen everyone!

Then it wasn't properly made or Done XD .

Probably   :). I liked it anyways.

Speaking of Watermelons, I know they're pretty easy to grow. Damn things will grow in just about any enviroment, has any nere ever tried Watermelon Wine?

Not me. I remember once watching a cooking show they mentioned watermelon vinegar and I thought  "mm, if they have vinegar, perhaps they can make wine". But I've never seen watermelon wine (or vinegar) here.
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Post by: Just Al on April 29, 2019, 08:20:52 PM
I have seen recipes for wine made from all sorts of odd items (beet wine anyone?) I've never seen one for watermelon. I don't think there's enough sugar to make a stable wine. It would also be rather flat tasting if you could produce it because watermelon doesn't have a lot of other flavors to it besides sweet.
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Post by: Otlan on April 29, 2019, 11:17:38 PM
Good maen everyone!

Probably   :). I liked it anyways.

Not me. I remember once watching a cooking show they mentioned watermelon vinegar and I thought  "mm, if they have vinegar, perhaps they can make wine". But I've never seen watermelon wine (or vinegar) here.

Dang it. I'm gonna find a bottle if it's the last thing I do XD .

@AI: If you can make wine out of Dandolines, you can make Watermelon Wine. The trick is finding someone who knows how to make it.

In other news, apparently my tablets battery is getting shot, as it seems to have a lot of trouble charging -_- . So, yay, another f***ing problem I didn't need -_- .
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Post by: Dina on April 29, 2019, 11:43:13 PM
(((((Otlan)))))) Sorry about your battery.
I have to do something for work, so I am a little busy but at least is not a bad thing.
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Post by: Otlan on April 29, 2019, 11:49:03 PM
(((((Otlan)))))) Sorry about your battery.
I have to do something for work, so I am a little busy but at least is not a bad thing.

*Hugs back* Thanks Dina, but it's just another typical day at this point. You'd think I'd be used to it by now.

Ooohhhh, watch ya doing Di-Di? Breeding mutant fruit flies n_n ?
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Post by: Dina on April 29, 2019, 11:56:08 PM
LOL, no, no. I am at home, I am just preparing paperwork, documents and a class for, basically, keeping my work as a TA.

I am going to just let this here (Santa Teresa de Avila)

(https://nicolettadematthaeis.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/mano-santa-teresa1.jpg)
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Post by: Otlan on April 30, 2019, 12:25:12 AM
LOL, no, no. I am at home, I am just preparing paperwork, documents and a class for, basically, keeping my work as a TA.

I am going to just let this here (Santa Teresa de Avila)

(https://nicolettadematthaeis.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/mano-santa-teresa1.jpg)

Ahhhh, alright n_n . Is it a kind of you have to prove yourself thing?

That, is a tarifying sight XD .
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Post by: Dina on April 30, 2019, 04:04:25 AM
LOL. No. It's supposed to be a relic of the hand of Saint Teresa, a Spanish nun who claimed to speak with God. She was an scholar, an expert in the Bible in a place and time where not many women were cultivated.
That relic is in a church in Spain. Now, tell me that does not remind you something else?
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Post by: Fcrate on April 30, 2019, 08:52:23 AM
LOL. She didn't believe in radical population control, did she?
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Post by: wardenferry419 on April 30, 2019, 10:25:34 AM
Well, we know who Thanos' mom was. LOL.
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Post by: Otlan on April 30, 2019, 03:33:05 PM
LOL. No. It's supposed to be a relic of the hand of Saint Teresa, a Spanish nun who claimed to speak with God. She was an scholar, an expert in the Bible in a place and time where not many women were cultivated.
That relic is in a church in Spain. Now, tell me that does not remind you something else?

https://cdn.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/fortnite-avengers-thanos-infinity-wat.jpg

Yes, is why I said it was Tarrifying XD . I'll have to look up more on this Saint Teresa. Wonder if she had purple skin XD .
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Post by: wardenferry419 on April 30, 2019, 06:28:46 PM
Or maybe she was his teacher. From what I hear, nuns don't play when it comes to education and discipline.
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Post by: Dina on April 30, 2019, 09:26:07 PM
LOL!
Otlan, actually she has a fame of being quite attractive. So, imagine the scandal! A nun, and an pleasant-looking one daring to do interpretation of the Bible!

WF, for some reason I think nuns in USA are worse than in other parts of the world (I mean, more strict). But yes, generally speaking, they are suppose to be quite rigorous.
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Post by: Otlan on April 30, 2019, 10:42:36 PM
LOL!
Otlan, actually she has a fame of being quite attractive. So, imagine the scandal! A nun, and an pleasant-looking one daring to do interpretation of the Bible!

WF, for some reason I think nuns in USA are worse than in other parts of the world (I mean, more strict). But yes, generally speaking, they are suppose to be quite rigorous.

I'm surprised they didn't burn her at the stake as a witch or a haratic -_-
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Post by: wardenferry419 on April 30, 2019, 10:46:22 PM
No personal knowledge about nuns. More like going with the pop culture stereotype.
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Post by: Dina on April 30, 2019, 10:52:23 PM
I'm surprised they didn't burn her at the stake as a witch or a haratic -_-
Yes, apparently she was very charismatic and pious, but I don't know too much about her myself.
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Post by: Otlan on May 01, 2019, 07:07:31 PM
Yes, apparently she was very charismatic and pious, but I don't know too much about her myself.

By all accounts so was Jone of Ark and they still burned her.
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Post by: Dina on May 01, 2019, 08:27:31 PM
Yes, but it was different.

Good maen everyone! I am at home because it's Labor Day.
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Post by: Doroga's Cousin on May 03, 2019, 06:06:15 AM
They didn't burn Joan of Arc at the stake because she was attractive. They burned her at the stake because she was a radical revolutionary.

Dina, I saw Endgame.
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Post by: Dina on May 03, 2019, 06:09:21 AM
Hello!
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Post by: Otlan on May 03, 2019, 04:54:00 PM
@DC:
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Post by: wardenferry419 on May 04, 2019, 12:00:53 AM
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Post by: Otlan on May 04, 2019, 12:06:38 AM
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Post by: Dina on May 04, 2019, 03:58:45 AM
I think it is more than that, he is asking if you are sure.
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Post by: wardenferry419 on May 05, 2019, 01:25:50 AM
yep, I think Scarlet walked away.
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Post by: Dina on May 05, 2019, 04:17:29 AM
Spoilers.
Good maen everyone!
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Post by: Fcrate on May 05, 2019, 11:16:30 PM
Maen everyone. Ramadan starts in less than two hours :/
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Post by: Dina on May 06, 2019, 02:55:56 AM
And...you don't look happy.
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Post by: Fcrate on May 06, 2019, 11:07:05 AM
I work outdoors. I'd be a hypocrite if I said I was happy. :D
On the other hand, lots of visits to family and friends, everyone will cook their best, and I'll get to lose some extra kgs :P
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Post by: Otlan on May 06, 2019, 04:39:19 PM
@Crate: What is Ramadan? I hear about it but I know nothing about it. What is it your celebrating?
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Post by: Fcrate on May 06, 2019, 07:07:20 PM
Not celebrating, exactly. I guess you could call it the Muslim equivalent of Lent. It is a month of every year where muslims must fast, and by fasting I mean that they are not allowed to eat or drink from dawn till dusk (heh). Same goes for sex. They're also supposed to be at their most pious, no profanity, gossip, or any of the little daily sins. They should give to the poor, spend as much time as possible praying and reading Quran. It's supposed to teach self control and discipline, as well as remind us how the poor fare every day of their lives.
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Post by: Dina on May 06, 2019, 07:47:41 PM
Good maen everyone. Sorry to ask, but what working outdoors have to do with anything?
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Post by: wardenferry419 on May 06, 2019, 08:35:56 PM
I think he means hot and hard work without water. But, I could be wrong.
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Post by: Otlan on May 06, 2019, 08:57:00 PM
Not celebrating, exactly. I guess you could call it the Muslim equivalent of Lent. It is a month of every year where muslims must fast, and by fasting I mean that they are not allowed to eat or drink from dawn till dusk (heh). Same goes for sex. They're also supposed to be at their most pious, no profanity, gossip, or any of the little daily sins. They should give to the poor, spend as much time as possible praying and reading Quran. It's supposed to teach self control and discipline, as well as remind us how the poor fare every day of their lives.

Ah alright n_n . Well, haveing to work outside all day without food or water, that would be hell -_- . Just be carfule Crate, we'd prefer not to lose you.
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Post by: Otlan on May 06, 2019, 11:07:39 PM
*Appears as a little green Werewolf* May the Forth be with you...Always.
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Post by: Fcrate on May 06, 2019, 11:12:57 PM
Maen all!
I think he means hot and hard work without water. But, I could be wrong.
Somebody give this man a cookie :D
Ah alright n_n . Well, haveing to work outside all day without food or water, that would be hell -_- . Just be carfule Crate, we'd prefer not to lose you.
No problem. You'll only lose some of me xD
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Post by: Dina on May 07, 2019, 12:54:44 AM
Oh, for some reason I thought he meant "drinking alcohol", not just "drinking". But of course, Muslims don't drink alcohol. Christians never ban water.
Take care of yourself, Fcrate.
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Post by: Otlan on May 07, 2019, 02:51:41 PM
I think he means hot and hard work without water. But, I could be wrong.

*Gives you a cookie. Home made Double Choucolate Chip.*

@Crate: As long as it's only some of you. Even still, be carfule.

@Dina: Don't give the Church any ideas -_- .
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Post by: JinElusion on May 07, 2019, 09:03:31 PM
MAEN everyone. Seeing Avengers Endgame tonight for my second viewing. Can't wait.
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Post by: wardenferry419 on May 07, 2019, 10:55:53 PM
Thanks for the cookie. Yum!. Good maen all. Been GoT spoiler-hunting on reddit. Outcome not looking good.
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Post by: Dina on May 08, 2019, 07:07:26 AM
No spoilers, please.
I've been enjoying the Starbucks cup meme and reactions. Watch it myself on my screen.

Jin, was it better the second time?
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Post by: wardenferry419 on May 08, 2019, 10:10:46 AM
I wonder whose Starbucks cup it was. I have heard both Sansa, Dany, and crewmember.
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Post by: JinElusion on May 08, 2019, 06:11:01 PM
Dina, I loved it both times. I enjoyed some parts a bit more the second time around because I wasn't as anxious as the first time.
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Post by: Dina on May 08, 2019, 07:05:50 PM
Awesome  :)

WF, I bet is a crew member. Both actresses would be to careful to ruin her makeup with a coffee, I believe.
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Post by: JinElusion on May 08, 2019, 08:09:41 PM
I just laugh thinking no one in production noticed it
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Post by: Dina on May 09, 2019, 01:08:30 AM
Me too. I undestand it was a relatively quiet scene and crewmembers were probable chilling a little in between more demanding scenes, but still, it was quite obvious. If the episode has been as dark as the previous one, though, no one would have seen a cup of coffe, or 3 hundred.
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Post by: Otlan on May 09, 2019, 09:05:06 PM
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Post by: wardenferry419 on May 09, 2019, 11:09:33 PM
Been waiting awhile for that one.
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Post by: Otlan on May 10, 2019, 12:05:38 AM
I started cacaling like a mad man XD . That's how long I had been waiting for it XD .

My favirote line though.
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That was just Epic XD .
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Post by: Dina on May 10, 2019, 12:20:24 AM
I agree about your favorite, Orlando. The other made me teary eyed, specially thinking that Stan is not here to watch it.
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Post by: wardenferry419 on May 10, 2019, 12:28:24 AM
it is okay that he didn't see it; he made it happen.

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Post by: Otlan on May 10, 2019, 01:07:15 AM
I agree about your favorite, Orlando. The other made me teary eyed, specially thinking that Stan is not here to watch it.

*Crosses myself* Rest in Peace Stan Lee -_- . Your Heaven's Hulk now.
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Post by: Dina on May 10, 2019, 03:35:47 AM
*likes that*
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Post by: JinElusion on May 10, 2019, 04:42:03 PM
So much good in that movie. I especially love

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Post by: Dina on May 10, 2019, 09:19:31 PM
Yes, your last sentence is my second favorite line in the movie.
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Post by: Dina on May 11, 2019, 12:04:49 AM
A lot of good stuff  :)
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Post by: JinElusion on May 12, 2019, 02:46:48 AM
Today felt like the first true day of Spring here and I got to play with doggies!
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Post by: Dina on May 12, 2019, 07:05:00 PM
Fun! I envy you. It has been positively autumnal here but today in particular is not bad, with temperature around a balmy 20 C.
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Post by: JinElusion on May 12, 2019, 08:56:07 PM
Every other day has been Autumn like. Today feels like early winter actually
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Post by: wardenferry419 on May 12, 2019, 10:52:38 PM
We went from 80 degrees high a couple of days ago to 60 degrees high today... with rain.
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Post by: Dina on May 13, 2019, 02:46:32 AM
I am chilling after GoT. A moment for lazyness.
I was RPGing today, it was fun.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on May 13, 2019, 08:49:47 AM
Maen all! a day for lazyness here too Dina. *yawn*
It's just hot enough to make me not want to move and not choke the life out of me. Though 60 sounds like a dream WF :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on May 13, 2019, 08:56:57 PM
It's raining here...been raining for the last few days. And it's cold -_- . Might snow again by the end of the week -_- .

In lighter news, guess who's got two thumbs and has a job again?...This guy bn.nd !!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on May 13, 2019, 09:31:33 PM
Welcome back to the workforce, Otlan. Congrats!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on May 14, 2019, 03:05:04 AM
Congratulations!!! ((((((((Otlan)))))))))))

What is the job?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on May 14, 2019, 04:19:45 PM
Congratulations!!! ((((((((Otlan)))))))))))

What is the job?

*Huggles back* I'm working at Price Chopper as a Cashier. At least, that's what I was told. Todays supposed to be my first day of traing so I'll be able to tell you guys more.

@WF: Thanks Amigo n_n . Now lets just hope I don't blow it it -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on May 15, 2019, 05:08:10 AM
Be nice with the public  :)

I wish everyone a good maen.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on May 15, 2019, 02:22:43 PM
Be nice with the public  :)

I wish everyone a good maen.

*Puts my hand to my chest in mock hurt* Ah, I am ALWAYS nice to the public Dina o_o .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on May 15, 2019, 04:06:45 PM
Your version of nice may vary. I suggest recording a video of yourself. It may look differently to other people :D
Congratz anyway!
And maen all.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on May 15, 2019, 11:21:26 PM
Your version of nice may vary. I suggest recording a video of yourself. It may look differently to other people :D
Congratz anyway!
And maen all.

You know, that's actually not a bad idea XD .

And thanks Crate n_n . How are you doing?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on May 16, 2019, 11:49:52 AM
Hello. I am doing well, thank you. Tomorrow is the exam, so today my students have an special, shorter class for last-minute questions and terrible doubts.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on May 17, 2019, 06:35:03 PM
I knew things were going to well -_- . My first clue something was wrong should have been that I had a job again -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on May 18, 2019, 12:21:44 AM
What happened, Otlan? 😟
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on May 18, 2019, 12:55:48 AM
Don't know what happened. Just focus on what you got and not what was lost.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on May 18, 2019, 07:46:31 AM
And, in any case, ((((((((((((((((((Otlan)))))))))))))
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on May 18, 2019, 12:53:41 PM
Long story short, my ID is expired. I can't work at my new job until I get it renewed, a nat flew into my eyeball yesterday on my walk to the libary after I got that news, spent half the day trying to dig him out, a new permit is going to cost me around $60 to $80 that I don't really have so I'm going to have to dip into my saveings yet again in order to pay for it, and to top it all off my dad made me drive home yesterday, there was a cop sitting by the street corner watching for speeders, two idiots stepped out in front of me to cross the road even though there's no crosswalk, then some asshole pulled out in front of me without signaling, then after we got out of town I got passed by another Asshole on a double solid cause apparently I wasn't going fast enough for him depite the fact I was going the speed limit!! *Beats my head against a wall*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on May 18, 2019, 07:51:42 PM
I am sorry, Otlan. I hope you get your new ID soon.
Argentinians are awful drivers, very bad to follow the rules, so what you described is perfectly normal for everyone here  :'(
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on May 19, 2019, 10:25:53 AM
 Son... Shit happens.  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on May 21, 2019, 03:28:57 PM
Son... Shit happens.  :D

Ya well I wish it'd quit happening to me -_- ! I got enough GD problems, I don't need anymore -_- !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on May 29, 2019, 08:16:46 AM
Maen all! Been a busy week for me, and apparently for everyone else :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on May 29, 2019, 09:12:44 AM
It is a busy week for me too but my main reason not to post was ...not having anything to say. But now I want to say hello and share with you how much I am looking forward to Good Omens (which will arrive on Friday).
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on May 29, 2019, 11:13:21 PM
Having to actively supervise two people my age and older is almost as exhausting as keeping my son under control.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on May 30, 2019, 04:46:26 AM
Really? Are those two people ill?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on May 31, 2019, 02:32:07 PM
@Dina: Let me know how Good Omens is n_n . I keep seeing the prieviews for it
And it looks really good n_n !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on May 31, 2019, 08:33:32 PM
((((Otlan))) I'll do but I have not time for watch it so far, perhaps I will begin tonight, if not, probably will binge watch on Saturday.
It's getting cold here, I need a good hot tea  :)

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on May 31, 2019, 09:57:35 PM
((((Otlan))) I'll do but I have not time for watch it so far, perhaps I will begin tonight, if not, probably will binge watch on Saturday.
It's getting cold here, I need a good hot tea  :)

*Huggles tignt back* No rush XD . And sadly I can't recomened a good Tea, sorry -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on May 31, 2019, 10:28:55 PM
Oh, don't worry. I had one and it was delicious, it had orange, cinammon and anise.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on May 31, 2019, 11:42:17 PM
Really? Are those two people ill?

Not ill, more like combative, lazy, and lacking a work mentality. Sometimes I feel like I am the weird one for trying to work a job with purpose and focus.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on May 31, 2019, 11:44:00 PM
Does "Good Omens" start tonight?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 01, 2019, 12:47:18 AM
@Dina: That dose sound good n_n .

@WF: I think Good Omens dose start tonight, yes.

And if you really feel that way, you should tell your boss.

In other news., *does a happy dance* I'm finally back to work n_n <3 !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 01, 2019, 01:24:08 AM
I have spent YEARS looking for this Song!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTzLAYdVhSY
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on June 01, 2019, 04:19:02 AM
Not ill, more like combative, lazy, and lacking a work mentality. Sometimes I feel like I am the weird one for trying to work a job with purpose and focus.
Unfortunately, I think that actually applies to most people. At least part of that is probably due to the fact that (at least in the US), minimum wage is not high enough in most of the country for the average worker to really give two s**ts.

Also, Good Omens came out today? I know what I'm doing.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 01, 2019, 05:50:09 AM
(((((((DC))))))) That could be part of the problem, but I think it's more than that. It's a social thing, where being hard working is sometimes seen as been a stupid or something like that.
Good omens didn't just "start" tonight. The whole thing (six episodes) is in Amazon video. I have already seen 2 episodes and I am liking it a lot.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 01, 2019, 10:31:57 PM
I have spent YEARS looking for this Song!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTzLAYdVhSY
Was always a fan of "Wildfire" and "What's Forever For." As far as a job goes, a body shows up for a paycheck; a body commits to a job to make the effort given have value. Will try to find time for "Good Omens."
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 02, 2019, 04:06:25 PM
Was always a fan of "Wildfire" and "What's Forever For." As far as a job goes, a body shows up for a paycheck; a body commits to a job to make the effort given have value. Will try to find time for "Good Omens."

He sang Wildfire too? I didn't know that.

And a body shows up for work, but a mind dosn't always. You can tell people to leave there issues at the door, but for some people, that's harder to do.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 02, 2019, 06:04:33 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fju4UajL7g
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 03, 2019, 03:10:12 AM
Good maen everybody. I've finished watching Good Omens and I really loved it! David Tennant is awesome as ever. I was not very sure about Michael Sheen as Aziraphale but he rocked it. He is probably my favorite part of the series.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Reginald(Formally GW) on June 03, 2019, 03:14:20 AM
*Drive by to let the good folks of the SHOV know that he was thinking of them and also to leave a few things that he found in his saved files*

*gasp*

To even inferr that I enslaved him……. Sent him to die on a quest….. And was surprised at his return….



Besides, the bestpacts are betweenpeople who ultimately want to eliminate one another


Besides, as a wiseman once said, “F**k subtle

…I take back any advice I may have ever offered that Don agreed with.  Clearly it was horribly wrong.

It was unnaturally cool in the SHOV. 70’s almost constantly. You may wonder why this is so  unnatural, but you must realize we are in a hollowed out volcano. The Secret Hollowed Out Volcano has been our meeting place for a few years now, the upholstery ruined on a nearly weekly  basis. It shocks me how sometimes we go through gaps of time where there is no SHOV. But the observant denizens always bring it back. I must also wonder about the way it seems to go through changes of moods, like a different title flows through it, integrating itself into all the descriptions and people. Anything can happen in the SHOV. But at the same time, anything can be stopped. Oft times fights are taken to portions of space specifically formed for them. Also you can’t get a decent drink here. I guess that’s how the hellfire bar stays in business. Just chugging along. We had a butler. Dina says we can’t have one anymore because he was thrown into the lava by someone. (not naming any names) She had to go save him and was very annoyed. Anyway, this special place always welcomes newcomers and it forms sort of a family unattached from the “real” world. It boggles my mind sometimes. We have gone through triumph and failure. We have scaled to the very back of the freezer just to get some ice cream that wasn’t pinto. We give advice and take it. It is the greatest place I could ever imagine. We had a ruler, the Pharoah, but he doesn’t come anymore. Sad really. This was the birthplace of the pun dumpster, and several other locations within this world we call Forumania.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 03, 2019, 03:38:29 AM
OMG!!! IT'S YOU!!!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Reginald(Formally GW) on June 03, 2019, 03:42:56 AM
*Glomps Dina* Hows it going old friend? I have dearly missed you.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 03, 2019, 03:46:24 AM
Same here! I am doing well, how about you?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Reginald(Formally GW) on June 03, 2019, 03:56:05 AM
You know what, I'm doing good now. I have a job I like, a new apartment with a window thats perfect for reading in.(pictures will come sometime soon, it is a perfect little nook.) I am currently reading Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, which is good if a bit long of a book. I for some reason survived the Navy and was discharged honorbly so thats good.

What have you been up to you mad scientist? Any bugmen or bugwomen or bug plants? How is the batch of phd candidates coming along?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 03, 2019, 04:04:59 AM
Sadly, not many news. I am more or less the same, doing more or less the same things. But all that sounds great, Reg. Congratulations about the navy!!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: ۞†Grey Warden†۞ on June 03, 2019, 04:07:25 AM
So long story short, I had forgotten the password for this account because I was always logged in so when I lost access to my old email address I lost access to this account. Now I am in a weird place where I don't know which account I want to use. The old one with history with symbols from before they stopped letting us change our names (the symbols were protection from the red court vampires on the forum, that much I remember Chiro!) or the new one which is the revived me. Because I recently got access to the email address again.


Also Dina, I'm sure you are killing it like always.

Remind me to later tell you the long somewhat funny story about how I suck with falling in love.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 03, 2019, 04:13:55 AM
Your old account!  :D. Use the one that you like,or both, but please, save your passwords.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: ۞†Grey Warden†۞ on June 03, 2019, 04:19:25 AM
Question, was there a reason why we closed down the Hellfire Bar or did people just stop doing it?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 03, 2019, 04:24:35 AM
Mostly the latter, but I'll tell you more in detail another time (so you have to come back).
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: ۞†Grey Warden†۞ on June 03, 2019, 04:30:47 AM
Oh Dina. I will hold you to that.  ;)  But for now it is almost midnight and I work in the morning so I should probably think about sleep. You know, in the metaphorical sense. Good Night (((((((DINASAUR))))))) and to all those lovely members of the SHOV I hope you guys have a good day, I might not be on tomorrow night due to board game night with my cousin who I recently just reconnected with but I will be back a some point tuesday at the very latest
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 03, 2019, 04:38:31 AM
(((((((((((GW))))))))))) I will go to bed more or less soon too, so don't worry. Have fun with your board game!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on June 03, 2019, 06:41:59 AM
Oathbringer is a pretty good book but in my opinion it leaves a bit to be desired in the actual exposition department. A bunch of stuff happens and there isn't as good a job of explaining why these things are important.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 03, 2019, 08:54:15 AM
Good maen all!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 03, 2019, 12:20:18 PM
*Wakes up and stretches like a cat, clawing up the furniture* Morning -_- .

*Goes to rekindle the Hellfire or die trying.* Anyone who makes a Dark Souls joke, I kill you -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 03, 2019, 12:33:16 PM
Good maen everyone, it's good to see more people here  :)

I have to go now, places to be and so on. I will try to be back later.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 03, 2019, 04:48:01 PM
Have Fun!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 03, 2019, 05:28:53 PM
Oathbringer is a pretty good book but in my opinion it leaves a bit to be desired in the actual exposition department. A bunch of stuff happens and there isn't as good a job of explaining why these things are important.
I agree, not a lot of explanations, but that's on par for Sanderson's cosmere books. You'll get bits and pieces till the very last chapter of the last book. Still, for some reason I didn't quite enjoy Oathbringer as the 2 previous books. Maybe that's because the world and events expanded and changed too much in too short a time? I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on June 04, 2019, 06:17:05 AM
I agree, not a lot of explanations, but that's on par for Sanderson's cosmere books. You'll get bits and pieces till the very last chapter of the last book. Still, for some reason I didn't quite enjoy Oathbringer as the 2 previous books. Maybe that's because the world and events expanded and changed too much in too short a time? I'm not sure.
Yeah, honestly, I still really liked it for the most part.

I'm watching Good Omens. I'm on episode two and I like Azriphale and Crowley. Gabriel seems like a dingus.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 05, 2019, 01:11:23 AM
*Pops in*
He is  :)
I don't think he is in the book at all.

*Pops out*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: ۞†Grey Warden†۞ on June 05, 2019, 02:23:18 AM
Oathbringer is a pretty good book but in my opinion it leaves a bit to be desired in the actual exposition department. A bunch of stuff happens and there isn't as good a job of explaining why these things are important.
I get that DC. Also Hi man, been awhile. Are you in college, or did I dream that?

I think oathbringer tries to bring in too many perspectives. You just get in the sea of information.

Hi Otlan! Been awhile my werewolf friend.

Also hello person I have yet to meet. Sanderson does tend to do that a lot. It can be a lot.

Also as always. Hi ((((DINA))))
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on June 05, 2019, 04:20:28 AM
I get that DC. Also Hi man, been awhile. Are you in college, or did I dream that?

I think oathbringer tries to bring in too many perspectives. You just get in the sea of information.

Hi Otlan! Been awhile my werewolf friend.

Also hello person I have yet to meet. Sanderson does tend to do that a lot. It can be a lot.

Also as always. Hi ((((DINA))))
I was in college. I graduated last year. Been faffing about since, more or less.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 05, 2019, 05:54:39 AM
Good maen everyone! Sorry it's so late, I was watching tv with hubby.

GW, the hellfire is not closed, only people mostly stopped coming, but we are still playing an RPG...when Otlan feels like it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on June 05, 2019, 06:06:11 AM
Whatever happened to...*checks notes* Garrat?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 05, 2019, 06:34:39 AM
I have not idea  :'(
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: ۞†Grey Warden†۞ on June 05, 2019, 10:59:46 PM
Whatever happened to...*checks notes* Garrat?
Dude I spent a while looking at the last time different people were on here and trust me its not a game you want to play.

Good maen everyone! Sorry it's so late, I was watching tv with hubby.

GW, the hellfire is not closed, only people mostly stopped coming, but we are still playing an RPG...when Otlan feels like it.
Thats cool. I think I left Junior threre. 8)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 06, 2019, 02:34:11 AM
If you go, you will find Holodina, I promise.
Also, yes, many people is not coming anymore. Snowy told me that many of them are hanging in Facebook. I know she is doing well, but I will check her soon, just in case. I've also contacted several others, but I am really wondering about Chiro and PD.
But perhaps when the next book is released some of them will come.
Speaking of that...Peace Talks draft is in chapter 63 now.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Korthain on June 06, 2019, 05:10:25 AM
I wonder what it would be like to go 7 days in a row without precipitation. Since it's been at least 8 months since that's happened in this area. (Southern Indiana, United States.) That is a Very Unusual weather pattern for us.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on June 06, 2019, 06:15:30 AM
I wonder what it would be like to go 7 days in a row without precipitation. Since it's been at least 8 months since that's happened in this area. (Southern Indiana, United States.) That is a Very Unusual weather pattern for us.
I would like to know the same. I nearly cried today when it started raining again. Down near Oklahoma. "Rain rain go away" has never felt so untouchable.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 07, 2019, 10:52:01 AM
Cincinnati has been seeing a fair amount of rain. All it does is make the heat more overwhelming.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 07, 2019, 02:22:00 PM
Maen all! slept 10 hours straight. :D Now the day's heat is broken and we're ready to go out.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 07, 2019, 06:38:14 PM
Good maen everyone! Sorry it's so late, I was watching tv with hubby.

GW, the hellfire is not closed, only people mostly stopped coming, but we are still playing an RPG...when Otlan feels like it.

Hey, I'm trying but we lost like over half our group that was RPing -_- . Kind of hard to continue a story when you have to puppet that meany people -_- .

@GW: *Huggles tight* Good to see you back again old frined n_n . It's been far to long.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 09, 2019, 04:55:19 AM
Good maen all! I had not come in ages because the forum was down! I missed you guys. (((((everyone))))

You try, Ot. I believe it's the other way around. Some people stopped coming because there is no play. That said, I totally understand it's very difficult to manage so many characters. You do an amazing job.

Here we had some rain last thursday, but having a rain-free week is totally normal.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 10, 2019, 12:16:58 AM
Good maen all! I guess I wasn't the only to notice that it went down. Hope everything is good with everyone and the site?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 10, 2019, 12:56:21 AM
Hi! All is well for me and I share your feelings.
I've been RPGing with friends. Also, we had a lot of snacks  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 11, 2019, 01:34:58 AM
I bit the bullet and installed Pokemon Go on my phone in order to get my son off the couch and out of the house. The kid is getting a "bacon belly."
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 11, 2019, 03:08:19 AM
That is great! Pokemon Go has done a lot for children's health. I play Pokemon Go myself  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 11, 2019, 05:38:07 PM
@WF: Uhhh, just make sure to keep an eye on him. Kid dosn't need to wonder into places he's not supposed to go.

@Dina: Thank you Dina, and now I'm back at it, so hopfully folks will return. If not, then to hell with it, I'm just going to run the story.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 12, 2019, 05:14:00 AM
((((((((Otlan)))))))))
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 13, 2019, 05:01:59 PM
((((((((Otlan)))))))))

*Huggles tight*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 13, 2019, 05:04:04 PM
I walk with him when he goes out and about with my phone. He is not very "mindful of his surroundings."
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 13, 2019, 09:20:52 PM
I walk with him when he goes out and about with my phone. He is not very "mindful of his surroundings."

Ya, seems a lot of people are like that now adays -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 14, 2019, 04:03:36 AM
Good maen everyone!
WF, well, walking is good for adults too  :). Damn, I need to win a raid.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 14, 2019, 10:02:25 AM
Believe me, walking is my specialty. I have often considered borrowing my wife's fitbit just to see how much I do in a day.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 14, 2019, 01:46:54 PM
Great!

Does your kid play with other kids too? Does he has friends? (I mean, in game friends).
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 14, 2019, 11:36:23 PM
He plays with random kids a fair amount; but, no, no regular kids except in school.  He takes after his parents; we're both kinda weird and kinda antisocial.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 15, 2019, 05:45:54 AM
Maen all! Busy busy. Two of my coworkers are on vacation. :-\
That is great! Pokemon Go has done a lot for children's health. I play Pokemon Go myself  :)
The extent of my Pokémon knowledge was playing chips that we collected in bagged potato chips 20 years ago. Heh. Oh and a 30 episode show on local TV that they cut off whenever they found something more important. I liked the "drowsy?" Best
The pokemon chips I remember best for having a very powerful rumor spread about them that they're radioactive.
He plays with random kids a fair amount; but, no, no regular kids except in school.  He takes after his parents; we're both kinda weird and kinda antisocial.
Sounds like a great online gamer in the making. I'm very proud.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 15, 2019, 07:35:01 AM
Good maen all! Sorry about the busy busy, Fcrate.

WF, I asked because, if you agree, someday I could befriend your kid in the Pokemon Go. Do you know that friends can exchange pokémon? And I know that there is at least one pokemon that can only be found in the Southern Hemisphere.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 15, 2019, 09:50:24 PM
Nothing to be sorry about, really. More money :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 15, 2019, 10:11:11 PM
I don't know if he would be into swapping. He has strange ideas as to what "sharing" means. But, we can work on it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 15, 2019, 10:20:34 PM
Nothing to be sorry about, really. More money :D

Ok, that is good.

I don't know if he would be into swapping. He has strange ideas as to what "sharing" means. But, we can work on it.

Just know it is a possibility  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 16, 2019, 10:40:42 AM
 Thank you.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on June 16, 2019, 12:47:44 PM
Maen, all. I know it's been a while ... just letting y'all know I'm still around. I haven't disappeared again or lost access to my current account - yet.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 16, 2019, 06:51:03 PM
(((((RSL)))) yay!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 17, 2019, 04:58:33 PM
Maen, all. I know it's been a while ... just letting y'all know I'm still around. I haven't disappeared again or lost access to my current account - yet.

Yo n_n .

@Fcrate: You know what they say though, More Money, More Problems -_- .

@Dina: What Pokemon can you only get in the Southern Hempashphear?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 17, 2019, 07:33:23 PM
Good maen everyone!

Otlan, I am pretty sure about Chatot. I think they are others but I am not sure. Do you play?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 17, 2019, 11:12:59 PM
@Fcrate: You know what they say though, More Money, More Problems -_- .
They are idiots :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 17, 2019, 11:38:33 PM
 :D At least there is a different kind of problems.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 17, 2019, 11:51:07 PM
Good maen everyone!

Otlan, I am pretty sure about Chatot. I think they are others but I am not sure. Do you play?

Huh, that's kind of surpriseing. I don't play Pokemon Go, but I have played most of the regular Pokemon Games, ever since the Game Boy days.

@Fcrate: Well, look at all the trouble Rich Folks have to go through in order to hide all they're money so they don't have to pay taxses. Then if you have a lot of Money, someone always wants to take it from you.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 18, 2019, 04:10:52 AM
I am the opposite. I watched some of the shows, but I never played any of the games until Pokemon Go came. Hubby has played several of them though.
I believe Heracross is more frequent here in the South too.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 18, 2019, 03:12:50 PM
I am the opposite. I watched some of the shows, but I never played any of the games until Pokemon Go came. Hubby has played several of them though.
I believe Heracross is more frequent here in the South too.

I think I'm starting to see a patern here XD . And Honestly, I don't think the shows do the series justice, mostly because Ash is the worest Pokemon Trainer ever XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 18, 2019, 11:25:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34CZjsEI1yU

I have no words.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on June 19, 2019, 05:10:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34CZjsEI1yU

I have no words.

Did you read any of the comments below the post? Some really funny ones. (https://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/happy/laughing.gif) (http://www.thesmilies.com)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 20, 2019, 12:30:22 AM
Yo n_n .

@Fcrate: You know what they say though, More Money, More Problems -_- .

@Dina: What Pokemon can you only get in the Southern Hempashphear?
I would like to test that theory. Someone give a few million!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 20, 2019, 03:44:15 AM
Good maen everyone! Tomorrow is a National Holiday for us (Flag's Day) so I can sleep  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 20, 2019, 11:10:27 PM
Sleep well, Dina!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 20, 2019, 11:45:00 PM
Maen all! Got a little scratched up giving atropine to the cat and two of her kitten. Apparently she gave them a rat to eat that was poisoned or some bad food. Hope they survive :/
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 20, 2019, 11:52:48 PM
Ohh, I am crossing my fingers. I had cats dying for poison, is awful.

I slept very well, WF, thank you.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 21, 2019, 12:30:53 AM
Thanks Dina. They're not dead yet so that's promising, and two of them even drank some milk.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 21, 2019, 02:49:59 AM
Ok, we will see what happens.

Tomorrow a colleague and me are going to lecture in a high school (it's something we do from time to time). I am excited, I like those classes.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on June 21, 2019, 07:31:01 AM
I would like to test that theory. Someone give a few million!
The IRS (or applicable local tax collector) wants to know your location.

Also, I have a fun question for you guys. What D&D class do you think Iron Man would be and why?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 21, 2019, 03:19:03 PM
Did you read any of the comments below the post? Some really funny ones. (https://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/happy/laughing.gif) (http://www.thesmilies.com)

I just did, and more then a few made me chuckle. Although I would like to point out to them that it was not the Belrog that Destroyed Moria, but The Goblins that Overran the Dwarven defenders.

@WF: Makes it rain on you.

@DC: I think Iron Man would be a Scorcer, not just because of all the Sparkaly Kabooms, but because his gift, his intellegance, was inharited from his father.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 21, 2019, 06:16:44 PM
Hello everyone!

DC, Otlan is right, his main attribute would be intelligence. I will add charisma too. It is clear that with the armor he has a lot of Str and Con, but I still think intelligence is the main thing.

In Elder Scrolls he would be a battlemage.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 21, 2019, 06:38:13 PM
Hello everyone!

DC, Otlan is right, his main attribute would be intelligence. I will add charisma too. It is clear that with the armor he has a lot of Str and Con, but I still think intelligence is the main thing.

In Elder Scrolls he would be a battlemage.

Without the Armor though he's not very strong. The Armors more like a Buff or Sheild Spell.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 21, 2019, 06:38:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbN9AdOwuXI

If this dosn't make you laugh, nothing will XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 22, 2019, 01:16:56 AM
Eldritch Knight or war Mage? Sound about right?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 22, 2019, 05:07:09 AM
Yes, quite well indeed.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 23, 2019, 08:14:41 PM
Hi guys n_n . I see this place is back up and running XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 23, 2019, 10:26:57 PM
Maen all :)
@Dina: 2 of them has pulled through, and now back to 100%. The third hasn't started eating yet and I'm force feeding it milk. It regained control of its nervous system mostly, but is still very weak.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 24, 2019, 06:18:08 AM
Back here!

@Fcrate, thanks for the update! At least two of them are doing well, crossing fingers for the other one.

Going to bed now, I just wanted to say hello after the forum was down  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 24, 2019, 03:19:36 PM
Maen all :)
@Dina: 2 of them has pulled through, and now back to 100%. The third hasn't started eating yet and I'm force feeding it milk. It regained control of its nervous system mostly, but is still very weak.

*Keeps my fingers crossed for the little guy* xn_nx .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 24, 2019, 04:40:21 PM
It just started nursing. :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 24, 2019, 05:43:25 PM
Awwww  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 24, 2019, 06:00:59 PM
Yay XD !! Though it dosn't look like Ma'ma kitty likes you spying on them XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 24, 2019, 07:07:51 PM
Mama kitty shouldn't have given birth in my room then. :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 24, 2019, 10:12:22 PM
Mama kitty shouldn't have given birth in my room then. :D

Is that your room in the picture?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 25, 2019, 12:23:37 AM
Just outside it.  My fire pit. 
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 25, 2019, 03:19:24 AM
It looks very cool  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 25, 2019, 11:17:38 PM
Thanks! :) In other news I've been reading Discworld's The Watch series and my stomach is hurting from all the laughing!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 26, 2019, 04:54:32 AM
Oh, Terry Pratchett is so good! But I've only read a couple of The Watch series so far.

I know it is not Discworld, but have you seen Good Omens?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 26, 2019, 09:06:34 AM
No I haven't. You mean the TV show or the books? I don't usually watch TV except on recommendation but I might give it a try if you say it's worth it
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 26, 2019, 03:56:57 PM
There is one book, that I read and enjoyed. It's by Terry and Neil Gaiman. But I was asking about the tv show, which is a miniseries (6 episodes, IIRC). It aired a little ago in Amazon Prime Video, but I am sure there are...ehm...other ways to watch it. I think it is worthy, with some moments of true delight.

By the way, I have Amazon Video, but many of the shows/movies that are available in USA are not available for me.  :'(. Still, I enjoyed American Gods, Good Omens, the Marvelous Mrs Maisel and I am waiting for "Picard" now.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 26, 2019, 05:03:35 PM
Other ways.  Ehm. I wouldn't know *angelic smile *
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 26, 2019, 07:55:42 PM
Other ways.  Ehm. I wouldn't know *angelic smile *

-_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 28, 2019, 04:58:20 AM
No, of course you wouldn't know. ::)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on June 29, 2019, 01:21:18 AM
Hi everybody n_n !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 29, 2019, 04:27:35 AM
Hi Otlan  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 29, 2019, 10:10:08 PM
Hello! And bye, I'm off to play some MoHAA.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 29, 2019, 10:30:44 PM
When you are back, please explain what MoHAA is  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 30, 2019, 01:41:27 AM
Back! A very old (and quite dead) WWII shooter game from 2001. Some of us old players gather every weekend and play some games online. (16 or so players, with at least 6 different mother languages united by bad English screaming at each other: What are you waiting for? kill him you noob)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 30, 2019, 04:57:00 AM
Ok, but what MoHAA stands for?

I've been revising my photobucket account, and it was so nice. Did I ever tell you I was in México? There were a few pictures there.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 30, 2019, 06:49:23 AM
Medal of Honor :Allied Assault.
Mexico Eh? Maybe some links?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on June 30, 2019, 08:56:41 AM
Ah, I've heard of Medal of Honor, probably not the Allied Assault version.

About the rest...

https://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Paulette72/calle.jpg

https://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Paulette72/cerro.jpg
https://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Paulette72/sol.jpg
https://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Paulette72/azul.jpg
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on June 30, 2019, 12:39:15 PM
Probably not,  though it, and it's successor "spearhead " are the only MoH games that are still active and has regular players.
I like the cobblestoned street.  But the waterfall is just amazing.  A very beautiful place.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on June 30, 2019, 09:59:42 PM
Good maen, y'all! Been away a few days. Hope everyone is well.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 01, 2019, 02:50:25 AM
Hi Otlan  :)

Hi Di-Di n_n !

This is the only Medeal of Honor Game I've played.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7QwlMH1slk

Sooo, meany times I died on that beach before I figured out what I was supposed to do -_- .

Nice Pics Di-Di n_nd !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 01, 2019, 02:59:43 AM
Good maen, y'all! Been away a few days. Hope everyone is well.

Good to see you, WF!

Ot, yes, those are pretty pictures. The cascade is called "Agua azul" which means "blue water". Its not a super creative name but it's such a beautiful place. It's in the Tapachula state, near the ruins of Palenque.

Another picture I would like to share:
(https://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Paulette72/081220121093.jpg)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 01, 2019, 07:36:28 AM
Good to see you, WF!

Ot, yes, those are pretty pictures. The cascade is called "Agua azul" which means "blue water". Its not a super creative name but it's such a beautiful place. It's in the Tapachula state, near the ruins of Palenque.

Another picture I would like to share:
(https://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Paulette72/081220121093.jpg)

They're braver souls then I am -_-  "A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

@WF: Sup XD ?

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=HrUZXaLIEKqE9PwPrIGZ8Ak&q=m28+davy+crockett&oq=M28&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-hp.1.0.35i39j0l7.4255.5809..7370...1.0..0.181.484.0j3......0....1.......8..46i39j0i131..8%3A1.22gkz0dAArA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txcRQedoEyY
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 01, 2019, 11:21:15 AM
Dina, ouch.  You'd better not be anywhere closer to 1 km from the base of I ever get up on that thing.
Do they get hauled up by ropes or is there an escalator or something?  And how much does it cost? 
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 01, 2019, 02:20:26 PM
Dina, ouch.  You'd better not be anywhere closer to 1 km from the base of I ever get up on that thing.
Do they get hauled up by ropes or is there an escalator or something?  And how much does it cost?

I beleive they tie you up upside down on the ground by said rope, then haul you up via the same. I saw something similer at the State Fair.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 02, 2019, 04:13:12 AM
Yes, Otlan. And FCrate, it is not for fun. Those people do it for celebratory/religious reasons and they are a tourist attraction. They train for that. It's like that (watch since minute 4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo_8gJS1U8M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo_8gJS1U8M)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 02, 2019, 11:03:10 PM
*heavy sigh*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 03, 2019, 01:32:47 AM
*heavy sigh*

What's up Crate?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 03, 2019, 09:56:36 AM
A little disappointed,  that looked like fun xD
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 03, 2019, 11:25:46 AM
You and I have very diffrent deffinitions of Fun Crate -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 03, 2019, 03:24:15 PM
I usually don't enjoy heights really.  But Something in the picture makes me want to try it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 03, 2019, 05:24:37 PM
A little disappointed,  that looked like fun xD

Sorry. And it is true, it looks like fun  :)
Fcrate, are there any entertainment parks, roller coasters and so on near you? Just curious
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 03, 2019, 06:03:50 PM
No,  not where I'm living now.  Although there were a few minor ones where I grew up.  And I once went to the big one  near Cairo when I was a kid. Was truly awesome.
Come to think of it. Dream park is two hours away.  Hmmm
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 03, 2019, 06:11:49 PM
When I was a child we had a great entertainment park here in the middle of the city but it is closed now. There is a new one but it is more or less 2 hours away, just like yours. I don't like it as much as the one I went as a child, probably because I am too old and fat for those attractions now but I have to admit it has a couple of pretty attractions.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 03, 2019, 06:49:14 PM
You're never too old to enjoy an entertainment park. Maybe because it wasn't a regular occurrence for me when I was a child,  but I still like the thought of it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 03, 2019, 08:13:43 PM
I love the thought of it! Only I am not so fond of the "new" entertainment park here (It is not really new, only newer than the one I went as a child. And also newer than another park that I went from time to time, specially as a teen, and it is close now)

I would love to go to Disney...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 03, 2019, 09:32:06 PM
Near where I live, there's an Amusment Park at a place calked Sylven Beach. We used to go there when I was a kid cause every now and then they'd host this massive carshow in a parking lot next to it n_n . Been years since we've gone there, and I'm not sure either one of them is still in opearation.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 03, 2019, 10:01:36 PM
I hope they are! Or at least that they are something similar.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 04, 2019, 12:41:26 AM
I hope they are! Or at least that they are something similar.

Me too n_n . I'd love to get back up there someday n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 04, 2019, 04:26:17 AM
I am going to bed moderately early but I wanted to wish everyone a good maen.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 04, 2019, 01:25:51 PM
Happy 4th of July for my friends in USA!!  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 06, 2019, 03:59:47 AM
Nice to finally see this place up and running again.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 06, 2019, 07:34:12 AM
It is!!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 06, 2019, 01:25:28 PM
Wonder what the problem was.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 06, 2019, 08:33:26 PM
The forums were down,  I could still access my profile,  member list, private messages and everything else.
Maen  all!  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 07, 2019, 03:12:17 AM
The forums were down,  I could still access my profile,  member list, private messages and everything else.
Maen  all!  :D

Hi ya Crate n_n ! Good to see you again n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 07, 2019, 07:59:07 AM
The forums were down,  I could still access my profile,  member list, private messages and everything else.
Maen  all!  :D

Yes, same thing happened to me.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 07, 2019, 06:59:30 PM
Same here. Ah well, it's back up and running now, back to the rP n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 07, 2019, 10:39:20 PM
Maen all! Today I gave two of the kittens to one of my friends. He's storing grain and will need some good cats who can hunt!
I only kept one from this litter. :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 08, 2019, 04:54:11 AM
Hello everyone. Very good Fcrate!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 08, 2019, 01:13:53 PM
Hola Amigos n_n !

@Crate: Awww, that was nice of you Crate n_n . What are you gonna name your new Kitty?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 08, 2019, 05:11:11 PM
I'll name it cat.  Lol
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 08, 2019, 08:04:29 PM
 ;D
I am having an XXL weekend, so I am very happy
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 08, 2019, 09:24:25 PM
;D
I am having an XXL weekend, so I am very happy

So am I XD .

@Crate: Really -_- ?...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 08, 2019, 10:56:32 PM
;D
I am having an XXL weekend, so I am very happy
I love those! Yum.
So am I XD .

@Crate: Really -_- ?...
Why would I name a cat? :D Really though, all my cats respond to me calling "minions". I used to call the mother's litter "Minions" when there's food or a mouse to catch, and they all responded to it. The mother responds to it, so now all three kitten responded to it. You try naming cats individually, and tell me the result -.-
It's been like this for 7 years for me, I say: Come minions and they all come.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 09, 2019, 12:04:54 AM
That is so funny Fcrate.
All my cats knew their names, sometimes they chose to ignore me, but they knew  :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 09, 2019, 06:24:33 AM
Heh.  How did you manage that?  Did you get them separately?  xD
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 09, 2019, 06:38:28 AM
Well, I often had more than one cat at the house at the same time, but I've got them individually. I mean, I already had at least one cat when I bought home a new one. And it received a new name. Whenever we called their names, their looked us, and sometimes, but not always, they came  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 09, 2019, 02:36:12 PM
Cat's will responded to a given name, but they don't do it as much as Dog's do. Not sure why.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 09, 2019, 05:14:07 PM
I know.  My cats always respond,  it's just that I can't give them separate names when they're raised together.
And they always respond because I only call them for food or a mouse to hunt.  Greedy  little things.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 09, 2019, 06:07:52 PM
Cat's will responded to a given name, but they don't do it as much as Dog's do. Not sure why.

Because they are cats, it is in their nature  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 09, 2019, 10:21:18 PM
Because they are cats, it is in their nature  :)

Hmmm. I prefer cat's to Scorpions then -_- .

@Crate: so what do you usually say? Here kitty, kitty, kitty?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 09, 2019, 10:54:10 PM
Mm, yes, me too. Poor scorpions, though, it is not their fault..
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 09, 2019, 10:56:02 PM
Hmmm. I prefer cat's to Scorpions then -_- .

@Crate: so what do you usually say? Here kitty, kitty, kitty?
As I said, for the past few years it's "Come, minions". Usually though it's the universal call for cats: psss psss pssss psssst xD
My brother got bit by a scorpion when he was five, I think he agrees. But scorpions don't bite for spite, do they?
Because they are cats, it is in their nature  :)
Unless they're hungry :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 09, 2019, 10:58:13 PM
If they are hungry they will probably come even if you don't call them  :)

Ugh, hit by an scorpion, that is so bad for a little child.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 09, 2019, 11:11:51 PM
They're always hungry. Once my cats near adulthood I don't keep them very well fed, and so they hunt. They know the schedules though, they come at 7 AM and PM to get some fresh milk, Around dinner for left-overs, and around other people's dinner times for left-overs too :P
I don't really remember if it was very bad, but he says it wasn't THAT bad. What's bad was when my uncle sliced his hand with a blade to suck out the poisoned blood. *Shudders*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 09, 2019, 11:18:46 PM
Yes, I know your cats are not like mine, which were more lazy and spoiled.

And OMG *shrudders too*
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Post by: Fcrate on July 09, 2019, 11:56:07 PM
To be honest, I'd like to have a lazy and spoiled cat for once, but I don't think that's in my future.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 10, 2019, 12:17:15 AM
Why not? It is because it is expensive or because you just don't have the will?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 10, 2019, 12:23:07 AM
The will, I think.  It's going to need lots of care,  and has to be strictly indoors. I already take care of three dogs and semi take care of two cats.  Can't take on any more .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 10, 2019, 12:29:23 AM
I understand, that is one reason why we don't have any cats currently.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 10, 2019, 12:38:11 AM
Pursuit of lazyness. Lol.
And on that note,  good Maen,  I am off to sleep.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 10, 2019, 12:43:22 AM
Have very good dreams!!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 10, 2019, 03:51:11 AM
As I said, for the past few years it's "Come, minions". Usually though it's the universal call for cats: psss psss pssss psssst xD
My brother got bit by a scorpion when he was five, I think he agrees. But scorpions don't bite for spite, do they?Unless they're hungry :P

Ahhh, so you speak Catonease as well n_n ! *Bows to you*
I don't know that much about Scorpions, but from what I've seen, they don't usually sting unless they're out hunting or if they're threatend/Provoked.

But I was refering to the story of the Scorpion and the Frog. A Scorpion came to a flooded River and needed to cross. He saw a Frog siting on the Bank and asked if he could give him a ride across. At first, the Frog refused, saying that the Scorpion would sting him once they were about halfway across. The Scoripion said that was foolish though, as if he did, they would both drown. Finally the Frog relented and let the Scorpion ride on his back. As soon as they were halfway across though, the Scorpion stung the Frog. As they began to sink, the Frog asked him why. The Scoripion replied, "It's in my nature."

And what your Uncule did was a very foolish thing -_- . That's actually an old wives tail that dosen't work. It only serves to poisen two people. And unless it was a very small or Baby Scorpion, your brother wasn't in any real danger. When it comes to Scorpions, bigger is better.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 10, 2019, 03:56:27 AM
Oooooh you don't look "Online Otlan". You have a green thingy, like in the old forum  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 10, 2019, 07:15:41 PM
We still have the scorpion's body somewhere,  it was a small one indeed.
And yes,  it works,  but not very well,  it's just something to do on the way to the hospital. And the risk of the second person getting poisoned like this from a scorpion bite is minimal.  You're referring to snake bites,  I believe, as Scorpion venom is much less dangerous.
I know the tale you're talking about,  it's one of Aesop's tales,  right? I just didn't connect it.  Lol
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: MacPhoenix on July 10, 2019, 07:45:14 PM
Hi new weird!
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Post by: Dina on July 11, 2019, 07:33:47 PM
How are you, MacP? This Weird is not new at all. It's only that the 7-days policy is not a thing here in this forum.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: MacPhoenix on July 11, 2019, 08:01:23 PM
Hi Dina I am fine. I see well it is new to me. Lol 🤣
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 11, 2019, 08:07:15 PM
Good enough  :)

I was taking a break and having a yogurt, it was yummy
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on July 11, 2019, 08:45:46 PM
*Licks the walls*
Seems like a new Weird to me.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 11, 2019, 08:51:00 PM
((((((((((DC))))))))))) Hello! Yes, new enough
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 12, 2019, 02:10:54 AM
We still have the scorpion's body somewhere,  it was a small one indeed.
And yes,  it works,  but not very well,  it's just something to do on the way to the hospital. And the risk of the second person getting poisoned like this from a scorpion bite is minimal.  You're referring to snake bites,  I believe, as Scorpion venom is much less dangerous.
I know the tale you're talking about,  it's one of Aesop's tales,  right? I just didn't connect it.  Lol

I'm not sure if it's an Asope Fable or not XD .

Maby it was Snake Bites. All I know is, bad idea. I'd rather just let the Venom runs it's course.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 12, 2019, 08:08:18 PM
Fcrate is right about the scorpion venom being...not so bad. An adult shouldn't have too much trouble with it unless it's specially allergic or sensitive to it. But a child is an entire different story. I am also thinking that perhaps the venom sucking has the intention of making the child feel better, seeing that someone is doing something concrete to help them. If in the end it did not help, well, at least the boy felt a little better for a while.

And I immediately understood Otlan reference (of the scorpion and turtle) because when I posted about the cat's nature I was thinking in the same story. The thing is...I don't really like that story. Or to say it better, it is true that animals have some natures that are very difficult to change but I know that story is generally used to talk about human beings. I feel people can change if they really try hard to do it, so the "oh, I can't change, it is in my nature" subtext is just lazyness (or cowardice). I am not saying it from holier than thou point of view, all the contrary. I am also lazy and coward when trying to change and be better, but at least I try to not deceive myself.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 13, 2019, 01:25:07 AM
Yes, the story refers to humans, and it doesn't work. People generally change all the time, even if it was in bits and pieces. Some character traits get enhanced, others get reduced, but a 180 change isn't possible except in very rare cases.
I think the story also talks about second chances, and we should grant them or not. I agree and disagree, as if someone consistently proved to be incapable of change shouldn't be allowed a second chance, and some transgressions are too great to be forgiven.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 13, 2019, 06:43:56 PM
I know the best way to keep and kind of poisen or Venom from spreading to fast is to keep calmn, so maby your right Dina.

As for the Story of the Scorpion and The Frog, I things it's more about how people are selfish, and will only do what's in they're best intrest to do. But your right, as people are capable of changeing, be it good or bad. But we also have to take in the age of the story and when it was written. The world was a much diffrent place back then. I think in the end, it's message is rather simple, "Don't let your guard down."
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 13, 2019, 07:14:46 PM
I agree with the latter, and it is true that the world was different then but I think humans were always the same.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 13, 2019, 07:23:14 PM
Maby. Know way to know for sure though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc6f_2nPSX8
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 13, 2019, 07:35:00 PM
That is a scary looking robot.

You are right, but the literature (and paintings) shows that we were not really different in our behavior.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 13, 2019, 07:48:16 PM
Ya it it. It's an intresting story behind the song n_n .

So then aren't you saying that Human are incapable of changeing?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 13, 2019, 08:00:28 PM
LOL!
I believe individuals humans can change but collectively, we were more or less the same years ago.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 13, 2019, 08:05:30 PM
LOL!
I believe individuals humans can change but collectively, we were more or less the same years ago.

Ahh n_n . In that case, you are very much correct.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 13, 2019, 08:11:38 PM
Perhaps one day we, as a species, get better but so far, I don´t think so.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 13, 2019, 08:33:58 PM
Perhaps one day we, as a species, get better but so far, I don´t think so.

*Huggles tight*

I'm not ginna hold my breath to it. And considering we're trying to flee our dieing planet, I rather doubt it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 13, 2019, 08:37:12 PM
*hugs back* Well, we can still dream, but you are probably right.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 13, 2019, 08:49:26 PM
*hugs back* Well, we can still dream, but you are probably right.

*Uses you as a Pillow to Dream* n_n...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 13, 2019, 08:54:51 PM
*chuckles and allows it*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on July 13, 2019, 11:22:38 PM
Good maen y'all. Long time gone. Been Pokemon-walking for my son after work. Soon to hit level 28. Hoping Butcher's Connecticon this weekend leads to publishing date.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 13, 2019, 11:33:01 PM
Hello WF! Yes, I hope you are right about JB. Level 28 already? Very good!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on July 13, 2019, 11:44:44 PM
Yes, the story refers to humans, and it doesn't work. People generally change all the time, even if it was in bits and pieces. Some character traits get enhanced, others get reduced, but a 180 change isn't possible except in very rare cases.
I think the story also talks about second chances, and we should grant them or not. I agree and disagree, as if someone consistently proved to be incapable of change shouldn't be allowed a second chance, and some transgressions are too great to be forgiven.
Hard agree. Some people  don't change, and you need to stop giving them the chance to disappoint you.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 13, 2019, 11:47:47 PM
((((((((DC)))))))))
I always give second chances. Three or fourth? Not always?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on July 14, 2019, 12:01:18 AM
Hi Dina. :)
Mostly agreed. There have only been a couple of exceptions.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 14, 2019, 12:05:03 AM
How are you doing, DC? Are you working?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on July 14, 2019, 12:22:24 AM
I probably will be later this week. Have to wait to find out on that one, but frankly a couple of things have happened/come to light in the past couple of days that made me realize that when I get the opportunity, I need to cut contact with essentially my entire family. So that's interesting.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 14, 2019, 12:23:59 AM
Ow, I am really sorry to hear that, DC. And I hope you find something good.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 15, 2019, 06:45:02 PM
You all need to watch a cool Anime Movie I found called Expelled From Paradise. Really good Movie.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: MacPhoenix on July 15, 2019, 07:18:13 PM
Oh, on what platform did you watch this?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 15, 2019, 08:25:08 PM
Noted, Otlan. But can you tell us at least something about it?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 17, 2019, 08:40:29 AM
Dina,  I managed to watch the first three episodes of Good Omens.  ROFL  it was brilliant,  and Crowley is just perfect. :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 17, 2019, 01:40:22 PM
I completely agree. Also, I was pleasantly surprised by Aziraphale, as he was much better than I expected. And the beginning of episode 3 is just delightful
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Post by: Otlan on July 17, 2019, 04:00:31 PM
Oh, on what platform did you watch this?

Netflix is where I found it.

@Dina: Cetinally n_n . It takes place in futuristic version of Earth. The Earth it's self had been Devastated by a Technological Claminty that's not really explained or elaborated on in the Movie. But it's not all that Important. Humanity found two ways to survive, those who still live on the Earth, and those who exsist only as a digital conunciouesness in an Orbiting Satalite, where everything is provided for the people there and it's a perfect paradise. Or at least it would be, if someone wern't hacking them and spreading a message of going into space to find new worlds to colonize. The ruleing body of this paradise dosn't like that much, so they send some of they're best agents down to earth to find the hacker and stop them. Permentaly. I can't say more then that, but what I really love about it is that one of the main Charcter's is voiced by Steve Blum who dose the voice of TOM from Toonami as well as Spike from Cowboy Bebop n_n . Freaking Love that man's voice XD <3 .

I found a Trailer XD ! Thank Youtube n_nd !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTzYHqCfekk
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 17, 2019, 04:26:49 PM
Thank you Otlan, when I arrive home I will check to see if I have it. Netflix in my country not necessarily  have the same things that USA's.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on July 17, 2019, 06:28:45 PM
I completely agree. Also, I was pleasantly surprised by Aziraphale, as he was much better than I expected. And the beginning of episode 3 is just delightful
Yes,  very human of them.  Laziness and shirking duties.  Loved it.
And the unicorn bit was inspired.
@Otlan: Thanks for the summary mate,  I'll check it out.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 17, 2019, 07:51:50 PM
@Dina & Fcrate: No Pro n_nd ! Hope you like it if you can find it n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on July 17, 2019, 11:11:30 PM
Ok, just checked it. I don't have it in my Netflix so I will need to find it another way.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on July 29, 2019, 07:02:37 PM
Ok, just checked it. I don't have it in my Netflix so I will need to find it another way.

Awww -_- . Well, I hope you can find it. If not...try Youtube n_n .
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Post by: JinElusion on August 07, 2019, 07:23:18 PM
Board has been down for awhile. Wonder if this is the first day back
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 08, 2019, 12:19:39 AM
I am not sure, but I still suspect this is a trial.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: JinElusion on August 08, 2019, 03:20:02 PM
Yeah, i suspect there will be a number of domain crashes in our near future
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on August 08, 2019, 04:54:42 PM
*Sihj* I miss the days when this site didn't crash every other day -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 08, 2019, 05:54:21 PM
Yes, me too. But ey, I wanted to say hello to everyone!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on August 08, 2019, 06:04:29 PM
Yes, me too. But ey, I wanted to say hello to everyone!

*QUICKLYTACKLEHUGGLETHEDINABEFORESHEGETSAWAYORTHESIGHTCRASHESAGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*
I think I just figured out the perfect way to introduce new players to DnD XD !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 09, 2019, 03:49:43 AM
Awesome!! Are you going to tell us?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on August 09, 2019, 08:47:23 PM
Certinally n_n .

Ok, so I was watch a youtube Video the other day on how to introduce new players to DnD. One of the things the guy recomended doing was running a quick One Shot to introduce new players to the Mechanics of the game, exploration, Interaction, Roleplaying and Combat. And I realized there was the perfect opertunity to do just that in the Mines of Phandelver adventuer module that came with the starter set. In it, it has you already haveing met your quest giver in Water Deep(?) and him giveing you your quest while he and an Escourt start out ahead of you, so then your adventuer starts with a Gob.in Amubush on the Road. What if you change it up though? What if you start out with the party encountering the quest giver in a Tavern in Water Deep? From there, you can have opertunities to explore, interact with NPC's, make a skill check or two, and it all cumilates in a Tavern Brawl, either with the quest giver or a local gang of thugs, depending on how you play.
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Post by: Dina on August 09, 2019, 11:17:48 PM
Sounds very good!
By the way, it has been a tiring week, so I am very pleased about the fact that weekend is here  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on August 10, 2019, 12:58:10 AM
Sounds very good!
By the way, it has been a tiring week, so I am very pleased about the fact that weekend is here  :)

Thanks Dina n_n . Just wish I'd thought of it sooner -_- .

And I'd be a lot more psyched the weekends here if I A.) Didn't have to spend 5 hours and $50 tomorrow to take a Pre Licesing course, and B.) Have to work on Sunday. But I get Monday and Tuesday and I'll hopfully get to put my idea to the test on Monday, so we'll see n_n .
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Post by: Dina on August 10, 2019, 08:47:42 PM
Crossing fingers for you, Otlan!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on August 12, 2019, 03:32:30 PM
Got the certificate, no Pro n_nd ! Now I just have to pass my Road Test in a month -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 13, 2019, 01:12:41 PM
Congratulations, Otlan!

It is a very cold day. I am hoping the building where I work is warm
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on August 16, 2019, 01:57:43 AM
Just checking in and catching up. Soon to hit Level 32 on Pokemon. Averaging about 60km a week on walking. My wife says I am fixated. Hope all is well.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 16, 2019, 05:37:48 PM
60 km! That is a lot! And I am level 33 and play since 2017  :o
Also, apparenty to exchange Pokemon the players need to be physically close to each other, so my idea of sending you a South-American-only pokémon won't work. I am sad about that.
Also, 5 of my Pokemon are out of order as I have no way to relive them. So I am not doing a lot of fights with the Rocket team, which is a shame as I like doing that.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on August 16, 2019, 07:49:10 PM
*Stands on my head and whistles Dixie Backwards.*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on August 16, 2019, 08:10:36 PM
Trainer code is 0893 9002 3182 if you want to send gifts.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on August 16, 2019, 10:04:46 PM
Good morning friends. :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on August 16, 2019, 10:06:59 PM
Good man to all.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 16, 2019, 10:41:38 PM
Hi everyone! I will try, WF
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on August 17, 2019, 09:23:14 PM
Maen all! How's everyone doing? (Apart from those who walk 60 km/week)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 17, 2019, 10:14:02 PM
Hi Fcrate. Well...I am currently recovering from a surgery (laparoscopic, not so bad). So I've been better, but on the bright side I took a leave until Wednesday (when I had to see the doctor again).
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 17, 2019, 11:21:57 PM
Hello everyone, the cat has officially dragged me in
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 17, 2019, 11:39:46 PM
 :)
How are you doing?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on August 18, 2019, 01:07:04 AM
Hi Fcrate. Well...I am currently recovering from a surgery (laparoscopic, not so bad). So I've been better, but on the bright side I took a leave until Wednesday (when I had to see the doctor again).
Sorry to hear that Dina :) Hope you find all is well and get better soon!
And Lazy Time is always good :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 18, 2019, 04:51:34 AM
Thank you! And yes, I am really enjoying the lazy part
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 18, 2019, 01:59:57 PM
I'm doing ok, I'm glad to hear you're doing well  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 18, 2019, 07:22:33 PM
Thank you  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 19, 2019, 02:55:25 PM
This place has really gone quiet, where is everyone?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 19, 2019, 06:49:06 PM
*raises hand* I am here, enjoying a Margarita in the bar

(While IRL I can't)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on August 20, 2019, 01:58:19 AM
Good maen from a member of the Pokemon Go walking club. Walked up about 200+ steps on a hillside on a hot summer day. When I got to the top, I felt like Rocky doing that scene where he runs up the steps. Hope you gotten something useful from the Pokemon gifts, Dina.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 20, 2019, 03:09:16 AM
That is a lot, WF! Congratulations!!
And thanks about the gifts, I hope the same is true for you. I've got several good things, including some maximum revive. But the thing I enjoy the most is the images that came with every gift from every pokestop. It's a way to have small glimpses of USA. I wish I could send cooler things, but as I am still on medical leave I am not visiting pokestops. In fact, I think tomorrow I won't be able to send you a gift.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 20, 2019, 11:27:39 AM
Wow, good hustle on that walk. I dunno if I gave out my trainer code but I'll leave it here. I'm always tossing out gifts from Philadelphias historic tourist district

2766 1936 3503
ProfSinistar
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 21, 2019, 11:14:51 PM
I'll sent you a request, specially because there is a new special investigation mission and I need 3 new friends  :'(.

Doctor has given me another week of leave (except for a light activity I have scheduled for Monday) so...I won't have gifts for a while.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 22, 2019, 12:03:03 AM
It's cool, just keep opening them and I'll keep sending more until you get back on your feet. The one I sent you today is from the post office next door to the store I've been working at. Not terribly exciting but I'll find some better ones tomorrow.

I'm so glad this new research started, it can get a little dull between events. :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 22, 2019, 12:05:21 AM
Oooh, that is so cool. I loved that gift.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 22, 2019, 12:24:25 AM
Fingers crossed I might be able to get a gift from "Ben Franklin's Privy Pit" while I'm out tomorrow. The liberty bell and independence hall are also nearby so that's also a thing...

So what else have I missed? I know I've been away for a bit.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 22, 2019, 01:28:32 AM
 :D great

Not much, actually. As the forum had been having trouble we grew wary to come and say much. because we think our posts could be lose soon, sometimes even before being read.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 22, 2019, 07:10:42 AM
Ah I see....yeah I can see where suddenly losing your post at random points would make it hard to stay invested in a forum for too long. It would be pretty easy to throw accusations around but honestly it's a free forum that someone else is taking their time and resources to make happen so I really cant say much
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 22, 2019, 07:22:24 AM
I am grateful for this forum and hoping for the best. I'll try to be here to support this forum.

In other topics, it's cold here, but they say the following days will be better, with minimum temperatures being a little higher. At least, today has been a pretty, wonderful day.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 22, 2019, 08:41:57 AM
It cant die until we all stop showing up, so heres hoping once the new book comes out it brings fresh attention to our community.

Its been so hot here lately, we have had 5 heatwaves in a row
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Vodyanoy on August 22, 2019, 01:46:56 PM
Getting all excited for the new book is what made me sign up!

On weather news: here it has been cold enough for jackets. I like it when it’s cold enough for jackets. From October to April, no jackets can be worn and that is terrible.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 22, 2019, 02:50:25 PM
Wow, that sounds like a headache. Where are you from?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on August 22, 2019, 04:12:29 PM
*Waves*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Ahrrie on August 22, 2019, 06:46:02 PM
I come back to this forum periodically just to see if Weird still lives. I have never been disappointed.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 22, 2019, 07:15:55 PM
 :D Hello everyone, is good to see people caring for Weird.
Welcome Vodyanoy! Yes, we are all very excited about the new book, which is already finished (not releasing date so far, as much as I know)

I actually like cold (to a degree, of course) but today we have 15°C and it feels really good.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on August 22, 2019, 08:15:22 PM
*Goes to live with Dina*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 22, 2019, 08:17:51 PM
Believe me, Otlan, those are not good times for that. But hopefully next year will be better...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 22, 2019, 08:18:55 PM
*pounces and furiously kisses otlan* Hi there handsome!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 22, 2019, 08:35:16 PM
Wow, that sounds like a headache. Where are you from?

Closer to me than you, at least  :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 22, 2019, 11:44:56 PM
Dina! Did you find the pokemon gift amusing?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 23, 2019, 12:06:34 AM
yes! I even googled it!  ;D Thank you!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 23, 2019, 12:22:58 AM
Yay! I went by the liberty bell and picked one up for tomorrow :) and I may swing by my favorite pokestop for an extra special gift after work
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 23, 2019, 12:25:05 AM
Oh, that is awesome, thank you! Still I won't be able to send you gifts back for a while.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 23, 2019, 12:27:19 AM
It's ok, we'll still increase friendship even doing things this way. This is the first time I've been able to actually discuss gifts with people from another part of the world
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 23, 2019, 12:45:51 AM
 :) I am enjoying to have gifts from outside my country too.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Vodyanoy on August 23, 2019, 09:00:40 AM
Wow, that sounds like a headache. Where are you from?

‘Straya, but I’m built for colder climates. I pretty much stay indoors all Summer.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 23, 2019, 07:18:03 PM
Uh? ´Straya?
Next week is supposed to be very warm and then probably will come a big storm. Traditionally around August 30 we had a major, significant storm (we call it "Santa Rosa's storm") but with the global change that has been not so certain as it use to be.

Ak! I've got the gift from the Liberty Bell! So cool! Thank you  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 24, 2019, 01:30:23 AM
You're welcome! Tomorrow is gonna be the George Washington statue at independence hall, so that's another fun one.

I have no idea what straya is, but it sounds like Australia with an accent. So maybe I guessed right.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 24, 2019, 01:54:46 AM
mm, maybe. If that is the case, it's not near me (but still, closer to me than to you). And that sounds very cool about GW statue.

There is a chance I can get a few gifts tomorrow, but I cannot make promises.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on August 24, 2019, 02:41:27 AM
Uh? ´Straya?
Maybe it means Australia? :O
Maen all :) Free week, lots of reading, BBQ and general relaxation!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 24, 2019, 03:14:23 AM
Ah, awesome Fcrate, enjoy yourself!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Vodyanoy on August 24, 2019, 02:15:10 PM
Maybe it means Australia? :O
Maen all :) Free week, lots of reading, BBQ and general relaxation!
That's what I said, 'Straya. :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 24, 2019, 08:35:56 PM
 :) I had never seen that way to call it-

Ak, your gift was so cool! Thanks!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 24, 2019, 11:20:00 PM
I have a couple pokemon friends from down under. I found a bunch of international friends on Facebook through the pokemon trainer Holly's gift exchange group. It kinda sucks though because I never get to talk to them like I do here.

I'm really glad you're enjoying these gifts Dina. Its given me an excuse to go out and hit up places I haven't gone to in awhile :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 25, 2019, 12:30:15 AM
I need two new friends, and I already have 8  :'(. I hate those quest that ask for making friends.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 25, 2019, 01:48:25 AM
They do feel kinda forced... the friend mechanics could really use an overhaul. I'm also not fond of the trade limitations and stardust cost, it really discourages people from trying to trade with new people.

Oh and heres my moms friend code lol, she accepts requests pretty fast.

0062 8849 7598
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 25, 2019, 07:12:16 AM
Tell her I will ask her but I don't promise to send gifts any time soon.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 25, 2019, 11:11:52 AM
Shes ok with that. I'm also sending along my partners code just in case you need that last one. Shes not the most active player but she likes making new friends
501215701366

Today's gift is dinosaur statue from the natural history museum :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 25, 2019, 07:31:37 PM
Hubby and me loved that statue! Thanks a lot
I've sent a request to your partner, but your mom code was not recognized.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 25, 2019, 08:47:27 PM
Damn, I better double check with her when I get home. I probably just mistyped it. I took a small side trip on the way to work today while I was looking for psychic types and I picked up a gift from my absolute favorite pokestop l. I'm gonna send that one tomorrow.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 25, 2019, 11:40:06 PM
066288497598 is my moms code. I made sure this time
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 26, 2019, 03:10:35 AM
Thank you! I already sent her a request. Also, your partner has already befriended me, so please say thank you to her from me. And I am looking forward to see your gift if you like that pokestop so much.

Tomorrow  I am going to do a lecture in a high school, so I hope to find several gifts.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 26, 2019, 07:36:20 PM
Sent! I think you'll see why I like it so much
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 26, 2019, 11:34:52 PM
Oooh, I loved it! It's awesome. I googled it and learned a few things about that. Do you know, we have a "The Thinker" replica too (it's far from home but I often see it from a bus).
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 27, 2019, 12:22:27 AM
That's awesome. I've developed an appreciation for the museums in the city since I've been back. Reno was fun and all but it really lacked that sense of culture.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 27, 2019, 12:36:54 AM
I am sorry to say I am not much of a museum fan. I've been to some of our museums but not all, but I am always thinking I should do more visits. For some reason, I never end doing those visits. (I love most of our museum buildings though, sometimes more than what is shown).

But I always like to see the statues in the places. The Thinker is in the same are where we have a mini replica of your Liberty Statue.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 27, 2019, 12:55:04 AM
Sorry about the double post, but I wanted to let this link here
http://buenosairesmonumentos.blogspot.com/2014/05/belgrano-2-barrancas.html (http://buenosairesmonumentos.blogspot.com/2014/05/belgrano-2-barrancas.html)

The base of the statue is all "graffitied" in the picture, but I believe it's clean now, the picture is not new. The base is periodically repainted. In case you are wondering, the first graffiti says  "Liberty is not this statue, she flies". And the other "We destroy and kill for 1 peso and we die for a kiss" (peso is our currency, and in Spanish kiss (beso) rhymes with peso)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 27, 2019, 10:57:28 AM
Wow that is really profound. Its interesting that it gets tagged apparently after each repainting. If I had such an art installation in my area I'd periodically check in and see what the next message is. The closest thing I can think of to that is an ever changing mural at a coffee shop near one of the other stores I've worked at. The pokestop always has the same picture but the image painted in their window is changed fairly regularly. I'm gonna include the website but it isnt quite as helpful as I'd hoped lol

https://elixrcoffee.com
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 27, 2019, 06:53:37 PM
Our statues are not well taken care of. Sometimes they have silly graffiti like just the name of a person or a football (soccer of course) team. That is why some of our major statues are now "trapped" on a sort of cage. But sometimes people write interesting things. Oh, I am sorry to say that the Liberty replica is sometimes hurt with injuries to your country.
(By the way, our replica is a "real one" in the sense that it was made by Bartholdi himself)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 27, 2019, 11:27:00 PM
That's amazing. It would be cool to actually see that. I sent you a fun one today. It's a bit of a local oddity but its definitely iconic. Right across from city hall and standing where the subway and elevated trains intersect. The giant clothes pin!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 28, 2019, 12:07:14 AM
Got it and loved it! I had actually heard of that one, is very funny. It reminded me that when I was very young I loved to play with clothes pins. I would create bizarre structures and sometimes gave a home to some broken pins.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on August 29, 2019, 11:07:22 PM
Maen all :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 30, 2019, 12:20:21 AM
Hi Fcrate. How were your vacations?
I went to work today for the first time after a medical leave. It was all right but I am tired. In other topics, I am hungry. We will have gnocchi tonight.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on August 30, 2019, 08:16:01 AM
Hey Dina. Had a good time at the beach. It was almost empty at this time of year (school starts in two weeks) so more fun for me. :D
You're just tired because of First Day Blues. I have the same feeling now. What is gnocchi?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on August 30, 2019, 03:05:59 PM
Good maen y'all! Checking in for updates and whatnot. Pokemon Go should add a brief text to friends widget to their app. That would help with PvP battles and Gifts.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 30, 2019, 08:53:54 PM
Hey Dina. Had a good time at the beach. It was almost empty at this time of year (school starts in two weeks) so more fun for me. :D
You're just tired because of First Day Blues. I have the same feeling now. What is gnocchi?

Glad to hear that! And about First Day Blues, yes, of course. I'll get used to work soon. Gnocchi it's a kind of yummy pasta (We spell it "ńoquis" in Spanish, but the original word is Italian). I was happy because it was my first gnocchi after my surgery (I didn't use the normal sauce as I am following a post surgery diet which, as this point, is basically "no fat, no alcohol, nothing too spicy".

Good maen y'all! Checking in for updates and whatnot. Pokemon Go should add a brief text to friends widget to their app. That would help with PvP battles and Gifts.

Good maen for you! And yes, I agree about the texting, I've been thinking that for ages.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Akrasiel on August 30, 2019, 11:30:30 PM
I agree pokemon go could use some kind of message option.

I managed to find that pokemon let's go gift at a mall, I'm. Ot sure if it was meant to be around this long since the games been out for a while now but it was still a cool find.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 30, 2019, 11:34:51 PM
It was fun to see, indeed. I am not sure what I sent you, I think it was a graffiti.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on August 31, 2019, 03:36:53 PM
Okay, yum!
Maen all,  BBQ tonight!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on August 31, 2019, 07:39:18 PM
Enjoy!

We finally have a day that feels like Spring. Sunny and with about 18°C

Edited: I've got 2 pictures from different libraries today  :D :D (Cincinnati and Philadelphia). Thanks guys! 
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 01, 2019, 02:57:45 PM
Hello and good maen, may I join you sometimes?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 01, 2019, 07:10:03 PM
Of course you can! This is open to everyone. Welcome  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 01, 2019, 09:34:50 PM
Great, thanks. I'm enjoying the evening with a book and a glass of wine. The children and their father are already asleep. Or in case of the children finally!
In the afternoon I was a bit pissed at myself for being fooled by the weather. But now I have calmed down.
I have checked out the river this morning, if there are places to go swimming and where. Found one that was accessible. Wanted to go there with the kids in the afternoon, but it looked like beginning thunderstorm, so we stayed at home. The whole afternoon it looked and felt like thunderstorm. Even heard one distant thunder, felt a few drops of rain. Nothing until now. Would have been a nice place with the river flowing slowly.
Maybe tomorrow. Still no school yet.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 01, 2019, 09:39:07 PM
Are your kid in Summer holidays? I hope you can enjoy a nice day by the river soon. (You are in Germany, aren't you?)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 01, 2019, 09:56:36 PM
Yes, summer holidays. School starts on tuesday 10th. Kindergarten starts tomorrow but I let the little one stay at home till next monday. Maybe we can enjoy the last rays of summer sun this week. Today it was 30°C before the thunderstorm that had not happened.  ;)
The afternoon had 25°C. Looks promising. Yesterday I even got a sunburn while working in the garden.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 01, 2019, 10:05:24 PM
Great! Sounds promising, I bet your child is very happy to enjoy the extra time in family.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 01, 2019, 10:19:33 PM
Definitely.  ;D I have finally succeeded in making myself tired. Going to bed now. Good night.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 01, 2019, 11:13:46 PM
Maen all, and welcome to the weird Regenbogen :)
Today was HOT, but as the sun went down everything cooled nicely, and I enjoyed a nice shisha on the roof :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 01, 2019, 11:17:25 PM
Good night Regenbogen!

That sounds great, Fcrate! I finished taking a shower after watching a football match, my team against its classical rival. It was a tie.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Snowleopard on September 04, 2019, 07:23:45 AM
Heyla Dina - I haven't disappeared down a rabbit hole - though occasionally I'd like to. Huggles, I hope life is treating you and yours well. I'm hanging in and hanging on. Missing you guys over here on the Forum. And, I know, my bad for not coming over more often.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: JinElusion on September 04, 2019, 05:26:42 PM
Hey Snow! Glad to hear things are well with you
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 04, 2019, 10:39:47 PM
Hi Snow! It's so good to hear of you (and you too, Jin!). I am having a really cold day. Temperature is not that bad (about 10°C right now) but it feels much worse.

Oh, I finally watched "Detective Pikachu" and it was great. I mean, the story is not a big deal and quite straightforward, but the Pikachu is so well done. So cute. I enjoyed to watch it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: JinElusion on September 05, 2019, 09:15:54 PM
Twas very cute. My gf and I really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 06, 2019, 12:03:46 AM
Hubby liked it too. I just recommended it to a friend who has a young child.

I've also watched Tim Burton's Dumbo and even when I did not love the movie I did love the sweet elephant, and I appreciated the fact that the story was different than the original.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 06, 2019, 05:35:34 PM
*From outside, the sounds of Tarrified Screams can be heard over the monstoures roar of an Engine and the crunch of Metal. The Engine Roars louder before there is a massive crash, one wall of the SHOV exploding inward as a vehichal born from the depths of Hell crashesh through the walls and skid sidwats to a hault. From out of the Driver seat comes a familer Werewolf dressed in a Black Robe and weilding a Scythe. He holds aloft a shimmering golden ID.* Guess who passed they're Driver's test Yesterday XD ?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 06, 2019, 05:39:48 PM
If you give this man a ride sweet family will die.  Killer on the road.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ubWL8VAPoYw
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 06, 2019, 06:07:19 PM
If you give this man a ride sweet family will die.  Killer on the road.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ubWL8VAPoYw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSlrjkZ4_9Q&app=desktop
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 06, 2019, 06:19:24 PM
Congatulations. Please leave some alive for the others.  ;D
My father gave me the advice to make a cut into the steering wheel with each person I ran over. That way you can't loose count.
Obviously he wasn't successful himself. His steering wheel had no cut at all. Poor man.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 06, 2019, 06:22:13 PM
If you give this man a ride sweet family will die.  Killer on the road.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ubWL8VAPoYw
Great song by the way. Had to listen to The Doors after that.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 06, 2019, 06:39:32 PM
Congatulations. Please leave some alive for the others.  ;D
My father gave me the advice to make a cut into the steering wheel with each person I ran over. That way you can't loose count.
Obviously he wasn't successful himself. His steering wheel had no cut at all. Poor man.
Hah! This reminds that whenever I take a taxi,  I tell him he'll get a 10 pound bonus for every person they run over.  So far only one driver got it. 
As for the song,  snoop dogg added a certain flavor to it,. I love all of NFUG2 sound tracks
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 06, 2019, 07:05:33 PM
Great. Now that song is stuck in my head. It keeps playing over and over.
But it's OK. At least it's not a hectic song.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 06, 2019, 08:39:11 PM
Welcome to the party. Its been stuck in my head for more than 14 years. :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 06, 2019, 08:54:20 PM
You too. That's funny. It just took reading the text and it was there again.
Sometimes there are other songs or just melodies.
For example, if someone says "stop". I start to sing " in the name of love".
Or the tune from "Happy Tree Friends" (makes me jittery).
Most times it takes just one word and the song is there.
Sometimes I manage to fight it by singing another song, if it lasts too long.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 06, 2019, 09:10:49 PM
Um. "Stop" Triggers "Stop Stop" by TBK for me, and I can't fight it, it has to run its course.
The other side of this coin is that some songs trigger certain books for me.
For example: "La serenissima by Loreena Mckennitt" Reminds me of Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix. "Looking for love" Reminds me of "The Name of the Wind".
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 07, 2019, 05:15:34 AM
Congratulations, Otlan!! I am very happy for you  :D

I am also happy because you posted in the RPG thread.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Snowleopard on September 07, 2019, 06:01:56 AM
Heyla Kiddies. Sneaks back in when no one is looking. Congratulations Otlan - you rock. and I will definitely remember to stay off the roads in your area of the country. :o :o
 Hey Dina, miss ya. Sorry to hear it's cold there but you can send it up here. Very warm would be what I would call it around here.
 Finally working at trying to get my novella ready for Amazon. Wish me luck. I need the money. Doing my usual end of month plea to try to get the rent. Doesn't look good this month. Several friends have come down very sick and it's disheartening. I can't really do anything for any of them. So keep your fingers crossed. Have spent my time writing fan pic - yeah, I know, but it was an escape from everything and it harmed no one. Sigh. Heard from LC - she just lost her job, unfortunately. Duckie has written several books and they're on Amazon. I think the first one is Queen of Crows. Interesting concept. Payne's Grey got married. I think Mousewynn finally retired, and Mr. Shecky is being owed by five cats - also being an independent copy editor - a good copy editor.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 07, 2019, 06:39:20 AM
(((((((((Snowy))))))))))))
Of course I have my fingers crossed for you. And I'll buy your novella as soon as it is published, of course. And I did not know about LC! Was it a long time ago? I'll try to contact her, to see how she is doing. I did not know about duckie either. I will try to get at least one of her books. I hope everyone is doing well.
I had a surgery! Gallbladder removed. It was a laparoscopic one, so it was not painful or anything, and I've spent several days on medical leave. But for now I cannot eat fatty things, and they even forbid me black coffee, so I am not too happy  :-\. I have hope that this diet helps me get rid of some of my extra pounds. It is my intention to keep a low-fat diet even when I am totally ok, it is my chance to try to get fitter and healthier.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on September 07, 2019, 02:21:21 PM
*Checks temperature* Honestly, I think I live in a place where it's unfair of me to "compete" here. :P
We get some fun, hot summers here in the Southern US.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 07, 2019, 03:59:12 PM
@Dina:
That doesn't sound like fun. No fat is ok, but no COFFEE???? Will the diet be required forever or are you allowed to eat and drink everything again after recovery?

*Checks temperature* Honestly, I think I live in a place where it's unfair of me to "compete" here. :P
We get some fun, hot summers here in the Southern US.
At the moment it's 15 °C and wet outside. We had a really weird summer: One week 30°C, next week 12°C, the week after that 35°C with a lot of electricity in the air but no thunderstorm as release. After that 10-15°C and so on. People were having headaches. One could neither get used to heat nor to cold.
Also the winters in the past few years never got colder than -10°C. Mostly it was above zero. There was only one day, when we could build a small snowman, but the next day it was already melting.

I remember my childhood with -20°C in January for several days.

But I shouldn't complain. At least there are no hurricanes or volcanos ...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 07, 2019, 04:50:41 PM
Weather is getting a little milder now. At most today it was 38°C, and right now its 32°C outside.
I never saw snow in my life (Although I remember a few hailstorms when I was 5) and I used to dream of living in a country where it snowed. My brother got a job in Germany 2 years ago and thoroughly destroyed my fantasies. It seems we all adapt to our climate, and its a hard to adapt to anything else.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 07, 2019, 06:30:07 PM
@Dina:
That doesn't sound like fun. No fat is ok, but no COFFEE???? Will the diet be required forever or are you allowed to eat and drink everything again after recovery?
At the moment it's 15 °C and wet outside. We had a really weird summer: One week 30°C, next week 12°C, the week after that 35°C with a lot of electricity in the air but no thunderstorm as release. After that 10-15°C and so on. People were having headaches. One could neither get used to heat nor to cold.
Also the winters in the past few years never got colder than -10°C. Mostly it was above zero. There was only one day, when we could build a small snowman, but the next day it was already melting.

I remember my childhood with -20°C in January for several days.

But I shouldn't complain. At least there are no hurricanes or volcanos ...

Oh, for God's sake! It's not for ever. I am required to follow the diet strictly the first month and then to slowly begin adding things until I eat normally again. What I was saying is that I will cry to keep a moderate diet longer because I am overweighted.

Buenos Aires has very mild Winters (as you, I remember colder Winters when I was a child, but in my case colder was...around -2 or -3 C). It has suffocating Summers but 38 C only happens in some odd days, so I really should not complain at all.

@Fcrate, I have seen snow only a couple of times (in the South of my country). It is lovely but I suspect it would be very difficult for me to adapt to live a whole Winter under storm.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 08, 2019, 04:48:17 PM
Heyla Kiddies. Sneaks back in when no one is looking. Congratulations Otlan - you rock. and I will definitely remember to stay off the roads in your area of the country. :o :o
 Hey Dina, miss ya. Sorry to hear it's cold there but you can send it up here. Very warm would be what I would call it around here.
 Finally working at trying to get my novella ready for Amazon. Wish me luck. I need the money. Doing my usual end of month plea to try to get the rent. Doesn't look good this month. Several friends have come down very sick and it's disheartening. I can't really do anything for any of them. So keep your fingers crossed. Have spent my time writing fan pic - yeah, I know, but it was an escape from everything and it harmed no one. Sigh. Heard from LC - she just lost her job, unfortunately. Duckie has written several books and they're on Amazon. I think the first one is Queen of Crows. Interesting concept. Payne's Grey got married. I think Mousewynn finally retired, and Mr. Shecky is being owed by five cats - also being an independent copy editor - a good copy editor.

*Pouncehugglesthesneakysnowlepoard* <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Snowy n_n ! It was a lot of effort, but I finally did it XD ! Sorry your haveing trou.ble paying the rent -_- , but I'm glad to hear your Preping your book for Amazon n_n ! Let me know when it's up so I can get a copy. Also, you would be safe from the Manic Werewolf behind the wheel XD .

@Dina: *Huggles tight* Thanks DiDi n_n ! I'm just glad to have it over -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 09, 2019, 03:26:02 AM
That is excellent, Otlan! *hugs the werewolf* Now you need to gain some experience with it
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 09, 2019, 08:18:58 PM
That is excellent, Otlan! *hugs the werewolf* Now you need to gain some experience with it

Working on that. So far I havn't wrecked or run anyone over, so yay XD !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 09, 2019, 08:37:50 PM
That's great. Keep doing that.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 09, 2019, 10:13:53 PM
I agree with that advice  :)
How is everybody doing, Weird-citizens?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 09, 2019, 11:08:03 PM
Working on that. So far I havn't wrecked or run anyone over, so yay XD !
$10 bonus for every person you run over, $5 for pets.
Collectible at the 25th of every month. Deal? *Offers hand for shaking*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 12, 2019, 05:33:13 PM
$10 bonus for every person you run over, $5 for pets.
Collectible at the 25th of every month. Deal? *Offers hand for shaking*

No XD ! Although some days I feel tempted to, no XD .

Just had my first DnD session on Monday night XD . It went...kind of how I expected and kind of not XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Snowleopard on September 12, 2019, 06:15:08 PM
Heyla Kiddies, sneaks back in.
 Hope you all are doing well? Ouch Dina, I just read back a page or two and sorry about your gallbladder surgery. Glad it was laparoscopic. Those make healing a whole heck of a lot easier. Had a D and C that way. Bellybutton surgery. Hope the temporary diet helps with weight loss. The older you get the harder it is to lose. Sigh.
 L.C.s been pretty quiet about her job or not having one. Sounds like the one she just lost was not a good one anyway.
 Duckie just launched a new book - bad puns abound I'm sure. This IS Duckie after all. LOL
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2565543773505463&set=a.133782313348300&type=3&theater
  This is the site if you're interested.
Fcrate - it's $25 for cops and $50 if they see you coming.
 Otlan - good luck with whatever you try. Huggles. (For some odd reason - autocorrect DOES NOT like the word Huggles - it always wants to switch it to Hughes.)
  Anyway, kids, am in and out. Miss you all and will try to be back here more often.
   Snowy sneaks away again before she can be pounced.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 12, 2019, 08:56:33 PM
Heyla Kiddies, sneaks back in.
 Hope you all are doing well? Ouch Dina, I just read back a page or two and sorry about your gallbladder surgery. Glad it was laparoscopic. Those make healing a whole heck of a lot easier. Had a D and C that way. Bellybutton surgery. Hope the temporary diet helps with weight loss. The older you get the harder it is to lose. Sigh.
 L.C.s been pretty quiet about her job or not having one. Sounds like the one she just lost was not a good one anyway.
 Duckie just launched a new book - bad puns abound I'm sure. This IS Duckie after all. LOL
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2565543773505463&set=a.133782313348300&type=3&theater
  This is the site if you're interested.
Fcrate - it's $25 for cops and $50 if they see you coming.
 Otlan - good luck with whatever you try. Huggles. (For some odd reason - autocorrect DOES NOT like the word Huggles - it always wants to switch it to Hughes.)
  Anyway, kids, am in and out. Miss you all and will try to be back here more often.
   Snowy sneaks away again before she can be pounced.

*Tries to pouncehuggle the Sneaky Snowlepoard, only to miss* Dang it ! But thanks Snow n_n !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 12, 2019, 11:48:23 PM
Fcrate - it's $25 for cops and $50 if they see you coming.
 Otlan - good luck with whatever you try. Huggles. (For some odd reason - autocorrect DOES NOT like the word Huggles - it always wants to switch it to Hughes.)
Huh. $25 is more than I can afford, and there's a whole lot of the... a whole lot of cops. But I'm totally on board.
As for Hughes, I always get the same problem with Duck. I have to manually add all of its variations (singular, singular in capital letters, singular in the beginning of a sentence, plural, plural in capital letters, plural in the beginning of a sentence, verb tenses, etc) everytime I install a new firmware or get a new phone. Sigh.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 13, 2019, 01:15:04 AM
Heyla Kiddies, sneaks back in.
 Hope you all are doing well? Ouch Dina, I just read back a page or two and sorry about your gallbladder surgery. Glad it was laparoscopic. Those make healing a whole heck of a lot easier. Had a D and C that way. Bellybutton surgery. Hope the temporary diet helps with weight loss. The older you get the harder it is to lose. Sigh.
 L.C.s been pretty quiet about her job or not having one. Sounds like the one she just lost was not a good one anyway.
 Duckie just launched a new book - bad puns abound I'm sure. This IS Duckie after all. LOL
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2565543773505463&set=a.133782313348300&type=3&theater
  This is the site if you're interested.
Fcrate - it's $25 for cops and $50 if they see you coming.
 Otlan - good luck with whatever you try. Huggles. (For some odd reason - autocorrect DOES NOT like the word Huggles - it always wants to switch it to Hughes.)
  Anyway, kids, am in and out. Miss you all and will try to be back here more often.
   Snowy sneaks away again before she can be pounced.

Thanks a lot, Snowy! I will read it soon, and probably some of her old books too.

And yes, recovery after surgery has been good. Diet has not been easy but I am being a good girl and i hope it is helping my liver and my weight.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 14, 2019, 01:18:23 PM
Thanks a lot, Snowy! I will read it soon, and probably some of her old books too.

And yes, recovery after surgery has been good. Diet has not been easy but I am being a good girl and i hope it is helping my liver and my weight.

*Gently hugs the Sore Di-Di*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 14, 2019, 11:20:38 PM
*loves hugs*

Well, yesterday I went to the doctor and all is going well. I lost some weight too, so I am feeling well.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 16, 2019, 07:53:03 PM
*loves hugs*

Well, yesterday I went to the doctor and all is going well. I lost some weight too, so I am feeling well.

Yay *n_n* !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 17, 2019, 05:11:29 AM
I am eating all day though, only not fatty things. Slices of carrot, or parsley, or apples, anything in between meals. And today I had some tasty spaghetti (with some diet cream cheese, nothing else)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 17, 2019, 05:54:35 AM
Healthy food!  Yay? 
Ouch. OK now that I've changed the way I eat,  I do eat salads daily,  and a decent amount,  really. I've lost 22 kg in the last 30 months,  and after many years of trying to lose weight,  I have to give you some advice,  just putting it out there: you have to worry about the sustainability of your diet. If it's not something you can keep doing for the rest of your life,  don't do it.
If you punish yourself for a short time you will lose quite a bit of weight,  but eventually gain it back when you get sick of the way you eat. What you eat is up to you,  but try not to feel deprived of anything or you'll probably end up breaking your diet, and thanks to your metabolism adapting to the lower calorie intake,  you'll gain the weight back very quickly.  Try to eat a little bit of everything.
I know nobody wants advice on their diet,  but think about it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 17, 2019, 01:45:32 PM
Hi Fcrate! Congratulations about that significant loss! And yes, I agree with you but I am eating very few fatty things for now just because I am taking care of my liver after the gallbladder surgery. I won't keep that diet for ever, but I am going to try to keep a moderate fat intake in the future. I don't know if it will work, time will tell.  Thanks for the advice!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 17, 2019, 08:12:30 PM
Hi all n_n . Soooo, apparently my DnD group now has asspirations for world domination. They plan on building an Army of Goblins to do they're bidding and just take over everything XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 18, 2019, 12:46:50 AM
Sounds fun! One of my DnD group actually became gods, so... another RPG group was more moderate, we just took an entire city (but a very poor one).
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 18, 2019, 08:42:17 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CnYDLHUwRKc

 ;)
Sorry, that came to me instinctively.  ;D
Yesterday I talked about Buffy with a friend. I will have to watch that again. Or at least "Once more with feeling" and "Hush".
I always think of Buffy when someone in the DF Spoilers mentions Nemesis. LOL
We are your nemesisseseses!!!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 18, 2019, 09:48:44 PM
Hi Fcrate! Congratulations about that significant loss! And yes, I agree with you but I am eating very few fatty things for now just because I am taking care of my liver after the gallbladder surgery. I won't keep that diet for ever, but I am going to try to keep a moderate fat intake in the future. I don't know if it will work, time will tell.  Thanks for the advice!
Thanks Dina!
Hello there Otlan and Regen... :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 19, 2019, 06:20:22 AM
Coffee feels so good... (I spent about a month without coffee because of surgery and now I am trying to have it every couple of days instead of 4 times a day. And so, when i have it, i really enjoy it)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 19, 2019, 04:15:14 PM
Sounds fun! One of my DnD group actually became gods, so... another RPG group was more moderate, we just took an entire city (but a very poor one).

They became Gods O_O !?...I imagine that didn't end well XD . Hey, a City is only as poor as you make it XD .

@Reg: Nice XD .

@Fcrate: Crate. Always good to see you Amigo n_n . How's the kitties?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 19, 2019, 04:55:41 PM
They became Gods O_O !?...I imagine that didn't end well XD . Hey, a City is only as poor as you make it XD .

It didn't end well  ;D

And the city was very poor when our party took it. Then it got better.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 20, 2019, 12:47:08 AM
They became Gods O_O !?...I imagine that didn't end well XD . Hey, a City is only as poor as you make it XD .

@Reg: Nice XD .

@Fcrate: Crate. Always good to see you Amigo n_n . How's the kitties?
They're fine, I sent 2 of them to a friend who wanted a few cats to hunt, the third is driving me crazy stealing my food when it can get away with it (almost never) Teaching it to hunt now, as its mother is busy with yet another pregnancy (If my cows were that fertile I'd be a very rich man :/ )
Maen Dina :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 20, 2019, 02:42:17 AM
Hi Fcrate! Well, perhaps you should fix the cat.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 20, 2019, 04:05:13 PM
It didn't end well  ;D

And the city was very poor when our party took it. Then it got better.

No surprise there XD .

Kind of reminds me of this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpHVY16CKw0

@Fcrate: Why would your frined want to hunt cats O_O !? That seems awfully crule -_- .

And awww, kitty stealing food XD !

Maby you should start selling cats XD ! Or as Dina suggested, get Ma'ma Kitty fixed.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 20, 2019, 07:19:41 PM
Cute. I once had a cat who stole food, too. Her name was Lucy. She would sit beside you while you were eating, waiting for an opportunity. Then she would put her head under your arm (she could do that without you noticing at first) and steal the food directly from the fork.
After a while I started feeding the cats at the same time as we were having dinner.
Just closing the door did only result in crying cats until dinner was finished.  :)

The remaining cat who allows us to share her home is a very successful huntress. And most of the time she eats the whole mice. Often without leaving blood stains. You can only see some grass on the floor and you know: this was the place where a mouse has been devoured.
It is nice not to trip over leftovers every day for a change.

A shame that Bella hates other cats or we would like to take in some kittens.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 20, 2019, 08:56:59 PM
Yes, I noticed that most hunter cats are extremely territorial. My current cat kicks its kitten out of my room whenever she's present. Whenever they're weaned, they're out. Anyway, the kitten is stealing food because I'm not feeding it enough at the moment. Part of the whole "teaching how to hunt thing". Once they get a taste for fresh mouse, I can feed them to their belly's content without worrying about them not hunting. Btw, I never have to worry about bloodstains, but whenever they hunt a pigeon or a dove ----aaaaach the feathers -.-
Stealing food out of the fork is priceless though, thanks for that :D
@Dina & Otlan, third time you gave me this advice, it's still a no. lol
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 20, 2019, 11:18:22 PM
@Fcrate:
Speaking of feathers! There is another fun story. Few years ago I was coming home from work. The first thing I noticed was the trail of feathers leading from the cat's door to the living room. Fluffy feathers everywhere. The whole floor of the room was covered with feathers. And in the middle:
A dead mouse...
Magic? Or did the mouse try to be a bird and got caught trying to fly?
The tom-cat on the sofa didn't tell me.
So I removed the mouse, got the vacuum cleaner and started to clean up.
Then I found the bird. It was a small bird (a finch?) and still had a lot of feathers which surprised me and was not hurt. Nothing I could see. It just got scared because I made so much noise. I managed to catch it and put it on the balcony to be save from the cats. Got it some water. It stayed there for an hour then tried to fly but couldn't very well. So it landed in the grass where one of my cats was walking (coincidence). She finally ate the bird.
Sad end but funny story. The bird wouldn't have survived anyway without his important feathers. Poor thing.


Do the cats actually eat the pigeons completely? If yes, how big are the cats?
Bella once wanted to hunt a crow, but had to realize that the danger outweighed the fun. ;)

Other topic:

And I can't sleep. Why can't I sleep? Tomorrow or more like today I have to be concentrated. My choir is going to sing some gospels in front of the town hall. And we didn't sing them since July! This is going to be either funny or embarrassing. It's a village. Everybody knows us there. Uaaaah! Please wish me luck. :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 21, 2019, 12:13:11 AM
Hah! Ultimate bad luck. I remember helping 3 birds that fell into our yard when I was a kid, over the period of 5 years. One had a broken wing, one had some stomach infection (and it was declawed) and the third was shot down with a BB gun. All pretty birds, so I kept them in the house, no cages though, and they never flew away. Sometimes when my mother was hanging the laundry they'd fly around for a while, but they'd always come back and drive my grandfather crazy with perching on his head while he's dozing. (Remove that cursed thing from my head). Lucky for them, I didn't have cats.
As for the pigeons, yes they eat it whole, bones and everything, maybe leaving out the breast bone. But only one of them is clever and patient enough to hunt them. It weighs about 6 kg on a good day, but never less than 4.5 kg, and that's while it's in heat.
Good luck tomorrow, and look at it this way: Either way, you'll provide the town with some entertainment!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 21, 2019, 12:35:48 AM
Thank you.
Yes, that's true. Someone once told me, that the last song has to be the best. This is the one people will remember the most. We can do that. It's an old one, we've been singing for almost 20 years. One of the first songs I learned in this choir. And I get to sing the solo part.
And the solo part in the first song. Maybe that's why I can't find sleep.

And wow. 6 kg is huge. My biggest tom-cat had 5. Cute little Bella is very tiny, you can feel all her ribs and sometimes see them. She has about 2,5 kg at the most. She can eat about 2 small mice. A pigeon would last her for 2-3 days if she would store it in the fridge.  ;D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 21, 2019, 05:46:52 AM
Good luck, Regen! And I was sad for your story but at laughed at first, when you encountered the mouse among the feathers.

Tonight, after dinner I went to stay in bed a little as my back hurt. I was not intending to sleep but of course I dozed a little...and I swear I've felt that the last cat I had (who died many years ago) was sleeping with me and purring. It was very vivid and it felt so good for a moment...That was before reading all the posts about cats here, so I was not influenced.

Sorry about repeating advices, Fcrate.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 21, 2019, 06:41:20 AM
@Dina
Feeling the cat, thats sad but beautiful. I know what you mean. I can feel them too sometimes. As if they were not truly gone.
Hope your back is better now.


Having breakfast now. I'll tell you how it went today. We will start at noon pretending to be a flashmob.  8) Oh look, there's a piano and look, someone's playing. And look there is a microphone. Why don't I just take it and sing a bit... and so on. Though everybody knows we are doing this. May be funny. So I have to bring a shopping bag and pretend to be a Saturday noon shopper.  ;)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 21, 2019, 06:54:09 AM
It is much better, thank you. And thanks for understanding about my cat.

And that sounds like a lot of fun! I am sure it will work great-

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 21, 2019, 12:51:23 PM
Hello, everybody. I'm back.  :)
It was great. We were allowed to rehearse each song in the church before meeting outside the town hall. There were some minor mistakes, but I don't think anyone noticed.
The sun was shining and there were about 100 people listening. They even donated a lot.
I think we made a lot of people happy. Feels nice to do some good.

After that we were eating pizza and ice cream.

Now I'm going to teach my little one how to drive a bike. Hope she is as eager as I am. Or maybe better Papa has to be the teacher. We'll see.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 21, 2019, 01:43:47 PM
Glad you had fun Regen. How old is your girl?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 21, 2019, 01:58:44 PM
She's 5 ˝. We already tried last year and this summer but she was still too small to reach the ground. Now she has grown a bit. It's easier when they can put their feet on the ground for safety. She is very careful and doesn't want to get hurt.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 21, 2019, 09:13:47 PM
I am very happy to hear all was great, Regen. And pizza and ice cream sounds perfect.
Today it's Spring Day here, and young people (specially high schoolers) filled the parks to do picnics and have fun. It was a sunny, wonderful day. I feel happy for them.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 23, 2019, 07:35:19 AM
Spring Day sounds nice.  :) They are enjoying the beginning of spring?

Here in Bavaria Oktoberfest just started although it's still September. It always starts in September.
The procession was yesterday. My marching band was there, too. We do that every two years. But this year I had to stay at home, because my knee hurts too much. I couldn't walk 8 km carrying my heavy instrument. So I watched them on TV.
Actually I have to admit, I was quite glad, I couldn't go. September's always so many things to do. It was nice just to stay at home for once and be lazy.
I used the time to read.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 23, 2019, 11:30:48 AM
Using the time for read, perfect!  :)

In my country, Spring Day is also Student's day. That means that high-schoolers and college students have the day off to enjoy themselves and celebrate their fellowships. Traditionally it is celebrated with pic-nics and outdoor activities on the daytime and sometimes, specially for the older ones, dinner or hang outs at night. The last part was specially important this year because it was on a Saturday, so everybody could enjoy the night as much as they wanted.
Quite often it is a rainy, bad day but this year was ideal.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 23, 2019, 04:16:18 PM
That's great. So the students were very lucky this year.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 23, 2019, 04:29:58 PM
Hey all n_n !

Glad to hear your Concernet went so well Reg n_n ! What did you guys sing? And sorry you coudn't go marching with the band, but hey, at least you got to read. What did you read.

And here, it's the first day of Autumn. It's about 80 degrees F and Overcast with a High Chance of Rain/Thunderstorms.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on September 23, 2019, 05:40:11 PM
Hey, Otlan.

Thank you. It was some gospels. About ˝ hour.
I have finished the 9th Alex Verus book. In time for the 10th coming in October.
Currently I'm reading the new novella by Ben Aaronovitch "October Man". I considered starting in October because of the title  ;). But I didn't want to wait so long.  ;D

Here it is about 15-20°C, rainy and windy. At night it is coming near 0°C. Not long and there will be ice on the windshields of the cars in the morning.
Where are you from?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 24, 2019, 03:54:10 PM
So cold so soon, Regen?
We are having another beautiful day today, it is a shame I need to stay indoors, but too many things to do, including a deadline.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on September 24, 2019, 08:18:38 PM
Good maen y'all! Long time away. Was hoping for some release date news.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 24, 2019, 08:43:08 PM
Hello! Good to see you! I am enjoying our gift exchanges and the combat was a lot of fun!  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on September 25, 2019, 09:48:01 AM
Thanks. I am surprised that so few people accept the battles. It is a good way for sinnoh stones.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 25, 2019, 01:48:42 PM
I suppose sometimes they are busy, and perhaps they have a lot of Sinnoh, I know I have  :P. I just do it for the fun.
I am very impressed with the pokémon you have. My worse weak spot are the pokémon that only appear in raids, as I am always alone in the raids I cannot do the high level ones, and I never have the super amazing pokémon.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 25, 2019, 03:44:00 PM
Hey, Otlan.

Thank you. It was some gospels. About ˝ hour.
I have finished the 9th Alex Verus book. In time for the 10th coming in October.
Currently I'm reading the new novella by Ben Aaronovitch "October Man". I considered starting in October because of the title  ;). But I didn't want to wait so long.  ;D

Here it is about 15-20°C, rainy and windy. At night it is coming near 0°C. Not long and there will be ice on the windshields of the cars in the morning.
Where are you from?

Gospels always fun to sing n_n . And ya, I can understand not wanting to wait so long to read a book, *Looks to Mr. Butcher*, but the Irony would have been Awsome XD .

Holy Crow that's cold O_O ! Sad to say, I'm from the country everyone in the world hates at the moment -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on September 27, 2019, 03:21:34 PM
I suppose sometimes they are busy, and perhaps they have a lot of Sinnoh, I know I have  :P. I just do it for the fun.
I am very impressed with the pokémon you have. My worse weak spot are the pokémon that only appear in raids, as I am always alone in the raids I cannot do the high level ones, and I never have the super amazing pokémon.
Thanks. I agree that it is hard to get the legendaries. I have tried some social media sites to see if others near me want to raid. Most times I just walk around and look for groups near gyms. That is how I got Giratina.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 27, 2019, 04:43:27 PM
Thanks. I agree that it is hard to get the legendaries. I have tried some social media sites to see if others near me want to raid. Most times I just walk around and look for groups near gyms. That is how I got Giratina.

Hey Warden n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 27, 2019, 09:08:29 PM
Maen all! Finally we see weather below 30 C here :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on September 28, 2019, 12:11:44 AM
Thanks. I agree that it is hard to get the legendaries. I have tried some social media sites to see if others near me want to raid. Most times I just walk around and look for groups near gyms. That is how I got Giratina.

I've got a Giratina myself! I did it like you.

I am enjoying the new pokémon.

Maen all! Finally we see weather below 30 C here :D

That is good, I guess?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on September 28, 2019, 02:22:36 PM
Howdy, folks. It's been a while since I last popped in. Doing well, here (Wisconsin) and still writing when the mood strikes. Had a short story published by Smoking Pen Press a couple months ago. :D

Anyway, here's a 50th anniversary presentation of a classic song The Weight played on many different instruments by many performers from all around the world. Keep an eye on it at around 2:10 or so, Dina. Someone from Buenos Aries joins in. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph1GU1qQ1zQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph1GU1qQ1zQ)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 28, 2019, 02:29:59 PM
That is good, I guess?
Yes! I can finally stop taking 7 showers a day. lol
Hey RSL :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on September 28, 2019, 03:11:12 PM
Hey, crate. :) I suppose I should post a little more often if I want to get past participant before year's end, eh.  8)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on September 28, 2019, 03:29:09 PM
Let me help you out a bit. Congratz on publishing your story.
You can reply now. lol
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on September 28, 2019, 03:51:06 PM
Good mean all n_n !

Congrats on your published story RSL n_n ! What's it called?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: RSL on September 28, 2019, 04:07:31 PM
Thanks :) It's called 'Cold, Cold Summer Night' and it's in a short story anthology called 'Vampires, Zombies and Ghosts, Volume 1'.
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Post by: Dina on September 28, 2019, 05:43:33 PM
Awesome, SRL!!! Congratulations! I will follow that musical link now.
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Post by: Otlan on September 28, 2019, 06:31:50 PM
Thanks :) It's called 'Cold, Cold Summer Night' and it's in a short story anthology called 'Vampires, Zombies and Ghosts, Volume 1'.

Neat n_n ! I'll have to see if I can find a copy then n_n .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5RDEXpc8OY
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Post by: Dina on September 28, 2019, 06:32:59 PM
I really liked the video RSL. And the Argentinian musician is Chango Spasiuk. He is very well known here. He does folkloric songs and he is an expert in a musical style called chamamé. Chamamé is from Paraguay, North-East of Argentina, Uruguay and parts of Brazil.  Spasiuk is very talented and, as you can see in the video, he plays the accordion.
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Post by: Otlan on September 28, 2019, 06:43:44 PM
I really liked the video RSL. And the Argentinian musician is Chango Spasiuk. He is very well known here. He does folkloric songs and he is an expert in a musical style called chamamé. Chamamé is from Paraguay, North-East of Argentina, Uruguay and parts of Brazil.  Spasiuk is very talented and, as you can see in the video, he plays the accordion.

You know what's sad about that video though? There's over six hundred people who didn't like it. I guess the point/message of the song was lost on them.
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Post by: Dina on September 28, 2019, 06:46:41 PM
(((((Otlan))))) That is sad. To be honest, I never read the likes or not of the videos, it is better for my mental health  :P.
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Post by: RSL on September 28, 2019, 06:55:44 PM
I'm fairly sure all of the musicians in that video are well known in their various countries. We just don't get to see much of them here (USA) mostly due to the stranglehold the RIAA and the big recording labels/studios have on our music scene. Sad but true fact, here. Most of the foreign acts I know about - Jane & Lake (Germany); Strawbs (British); Angel (Australian) and others I forget right now - I only heard of because of my being stationed overseas in the Navy.
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Post by: Dina on September 28, 2019, 07:29:33 PM
Well, it is more difficult when they sing (with lyrics) and you don't understand the language. I don't know much about the music of other countries either. To be honest, I am not a musical person, so I am not an expert even in my own country artists.
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Post by: RSL on September 28, 2019, 07:37:42 PM
I don't think I'm an expert, especially when it comes to current music stars, but I really, really like a lot of different types of music, so I very much enjoyed discovering new local styles during my travels.  ;D
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Post by: Dina on September 28, 2019, 08:52:59 PM
Just another way how traveling opens your mind. It's amazing.
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Post by: Otlan on September 29, 2019, 04:49:50 PM
I likes what I likes and I listen to it, simple as that XD .

@Dina: *Hugs back* I didn't read the comments either, just saw how meany thumbs down there were.
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Post by: Dina on September 29, 2019, 05:40:45 PM
((((Otlan)))

I just wanted to say: Good maen, everyone!!
Now getting ready to a Pathfinder evening.
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Post by: Otlan on September 30, 2019, 02:25:30 PM
((((Otlan)))

I just wanted to say: Good maen, everyone!!
Now getting ready to a Pathfinder evening.

*Huggles back* Sounds Fun Dina XD ! Let me know how itgoes n_n !
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Post by: Dina on September 30, 2019, 03:27:37 PM
It was fun! We fought with some orcs way above our level and seem to die but they were mostly doing non-lethal damage and just enjoying the brawl. They were quite fun. (but my character was very angry at been mocked at, so she left the tavern, totally offended.
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Post by: Fcrate on October 02, 2019, 10:11:43 AM
Maen all! It's a beautiful day and I'm just starting on The Prince of Thorns :)
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Post by: Regenbogen on October 02, 2019, 01:58:19 PM
Maen! How are you, everybody?
I finally have the time to visit the forum again. There've been soooooo many posts since last time, I couldn't follow everything. Somewhere I lost track.
And I believe my brain isn't functioning well enough yet. I had to work 4 nights for a colleague who called in sick.
And now I have a sore throat and feel the lack of sleep. But at least I have the rest of the week off.
Outside it's raining for days, but it's not cold.
I just watched the music link. Liked the song. Then I checked out all of our old CD's and listened to Uriah Heep (The Wizard  ;D ) and other songs from the 1960s and 1970s. Maybe the sore throat comes from singing along...  :-X
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Post by: Fcrate on October 02, 2019, 11:36:00 PM
Hey Regen! Looks like you had lots of fun (and work). Myself I went hunting a couple of times, the season is just beginning, and we managed to shoot a few moor hens, a couple of ducks and one pheasant. So it's bbq time this weekend :D
^psssst: bbq does wonders for a sore throat.
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Post by: Dina on October 03, 2019, 12:02:16 AM
Hi Regen! Sorry about the excess of work and the sore throat, but I hope you have a lot of rest in your long weekend. Yesterday it rained here too but today was fine.

Again, sorry about the 4 nights of working. I was wondering what is your work? (Of course, if you want to share. Perhaps you already did but I forgot  :-[)

Fcrate, well, enjoy your bbq then  :D


Next week, I am going to travel to another city, Mendoza, who is near the Andes, I am looking forward to a change of scenery.
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Post by: Regenbogen on October 03, 2019, 10:15:59 AM
Fcrate, BBQ sounds yummy. I'll see if I can find some chicken for soup.

Dina, I'm working in a hospital laboratory. I would have liked to be Butters, but my grades were not good enough to study medicine. In hindsight I believe I made the right choice. I definitely like my job. And though it may be incomprehensible to many people I know, I also like working at night. But the older you become, the more it takes it's toll.

What will you do in Mendoza? Will you be there on vacation or work related?

It's funny, I thought to myself, hey, I just read something about Mendoza, where did I read that and what was it?
Then I continued reading Dead Beat and there he was: Bony Tony Mendoza  ;D
Another guy named after a city.  ;D
It is famous for it's wine, isn't it?
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Post by: Dina on October 03, 2019, 01:50:03 PM
Oh, so you had told us before, I remember that. Sorry for my bad memory.

I am a night owl, so I love to work at night (what I only can do whenever I teach at night, 17-21 or 18-22) but the problem is that I arrive home too late, and it's dangerous, so I am normally trying to avoid it. That said, the previous semester I taught 17-20.

Mendoza is very famous for its wine. It is also a pretty place, with lovely views of the mountains, the province has some important ski places and in the last years it has developed many gourmet places. Also it is one of the few cities in my country that is really clean. I will be there Mon-wed, for a workshop in genetics. I have not been in Mendoza in 18 years, so I am looking forward it.
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Post by: Regenbogen on October 03, 2019, 02:52:43 PM
Sounds nice and interesting, Dina. May I ask what you teach? Has it to do with genetics (because of the workshop)?

When I come home from my nightshift the sun is already up again or starting to rise while I'm driving home.
At Sundays it is nice to drive, because the streets are almost empty in the morning. And there are little sweet breads with raisins in the canteen, that they sell only on Sundays. When finishing the shift, there are still enough left.  8) I take my little joys where I can get them.  ;D

Today I let the children play Mariocart Wii. But they already start to get aggressive and frustrated. Maybe because I won 3 times in a row.  8) ;D
Now I let them play against each other and have fun watching. Glad that there are 4 princesses to choose from.
They were allowed to play because their date with another couple of siblings could not take place. To distract them from their disappointment. LOL

... and because I wanted to play...
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Post by: Otlan on October 03, 2019, 06:50:28 PM
@Dina: Glad you had fun XD ! But sorry you lost the Bar Brawl -_- . You'll get em next time n_n !

In my DnD campaine, my group just found they're next bad guy lair and had a fight with the mini Boss XD . Killed him in about three turns XD . He had 42 HP. Our Warlock hit him with Poisen Spray and got him down to 38 HP. Then our Freaking Gnome Claric of Hel runs up to him and smacks him, Rolls a Natural 20, dose two points of regular damage and 30 points of Nercrotic Damage XD ! Then our Dark Elf Paliden charges in, Swings her sword and hits him with Thudoures Blast, Also Rolls a Natural 20 XD ! Decapitates him and sends the creatures head and body tumbaling into the gourge behind it XD .

@Fcrate: BBQ'd Duck dose sound kind of good n_,n ...

@Regen: Hmmm...sure your Sore Throat isn't due to your work in the lab?
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Post by: Dina on October 04, 2019, 06:38:27 AM
@Otlan, oh, don't worry. I am sure we were supposed to lose that fight and it was a lot of fun anyway.

@Regen: I am a biologist. My main job is research at the university but I am also a Teacher Assistant in the biology career. I've been in different classes, generally in population genetics, but this year I've been in "Evolution" for the first time. I really like to teach.

I never worked all night but I understand it can be exhausting, even if you like it. And the bread with raisins sounds yummy.

LOL about Mariocart, I hope you three enjoyed it.
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Post by: wardenferry419 on October 04, 2019, 08:48:40 AM
Hey Warden n_n .
Hey Otlan. Hope you are doing good!
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Post by: Regenbogen on October 04, 2019, 10:51:08 AM
@Otlan:
No, the lab has nothing to do with it. We have very strikt hygiene rules and there are worse things to get infected with than some virus or bacteria causing sore throats.
No, it's the people you have contact with. Everybody's coughing.   :)
But I'm better now. Slept a lot, ate my chicken soup and my apples and drank my tee with honey.

@Dina
Your job sounds cool. I am very interested in genetics. Or biology in general. One of the reasons for my choice of work.
Mariocart was fun. A classic.  :D

Today I'm baking a plum cake for the annual family meeting. We will eat a lot of cake, go walking and/or bowling so that we can eat dinner. It will be a lot of eating. And I'm looking forward to seeing all the old aunts, uncles and cousins with their children.
Hopefully I will be able to move after all that food. I definitely will be wearing some stretchy trousers without buttons. Better to sit when having a full belly.  ;D
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Post by: Dina on October 04, 2019, 04:59:32 PM
@Regenbogen. Genetics are indeed very interesting  :).
I hope you get better soon. Ginger in your tea can help too. (Mmm, I believe I will make a tea for myself now, it sounds good. Also, today is coldish and rainy, so feels like tea)

Oooh, overeating in family, I like that! (That is probably why I am currently in the process of trying to lose weight, I need it badly)
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Post by: Regenbogen on October 04, 2019, 08:56:42 PM
LOL it actually was ginger tee with honey. And sometimes hot lemon.

I'm home now. It was too much cake. One of my cousins was worried that we needed one more cake and didn't believe me, when I told her, that there was always enough cake. There has NEVER been not enough cake! Never. So my mother spontaneously baked one more. And it was about two cakes too much. So we will have to eat cake all weekend. Like always. LOL
Sunday I'm going to do some sports. And next week there won't be any sweet or fat things in my menu.
In fact, at the moment I can't imagine, that I will ever be able to eat again... :-X
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Post by: Dina on October 04, 2019, 09:36:56 PM
So we will have to eat cake all weekend. Like always. LOL

Oh, the sacrifices one has to make... :P
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Post by: Fcrate on October 04, 2019, 11:40:11 PM
Oh, the sacrifices one has to make... :P
I'm ready and willing to sacrifice. Haven't had a decent cake since my sister moved to the US, and plum cake sounds sooooooooooo good right now.
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Post by: Regenbogen on October 05, 2019, 01:28:53 PM
I'm ready and willing to sacrifice. Haven't had a decent cake since my sister moved to the US, and plum cake sounds sooooooooooo good right now.
With butter-crumble on top!

@all:
I am serving some virtual cake here. With coffee or tea as you like.

Enjoy:
plums and crumble, apple cake, chocolate muffins, cake with cream and egg liqueur, baked apple muffins with cinnamon and other wintery spices I don't know the English names (is it cloves? Sorry, but tastes like Christmas).
One cake I didn't take with me, because it didn't fit in. Mandarine cream, yummy!

Now I'm hungry. I didn't eat since yesterday. We've been singing for a wedding at noon and now I'm going to eat some plum cake (my favourite, that's why I always volunteer baking it  ;). You HAVE to sacrifice yourself for the leftovers, damn)

And my throat is ok again. I only had to sing half of the songs, because I mostly played the big flute.
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Post by: Fcrate on October 05, 2019, 02:20:04 PM
You're killing me here.. *He's staring at the phone but you can easily tell he's not seeing anything on its screen, it's just a reflection for his thoughts as he fantasizes about all sorts of cake with plums,  butter glaze,  butter crumble,  marinade and lemon filling.  A drop of saliva is slowly making its journey from his bottom lip to chin and further down till it dropped on his phone,  startling him.  He finishes the post, opens up a twinkie and fires his imagination up again*
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Post by: Regenbogen on October 05, 2019, 02:26:55 PM
LOL .
But you could be glad, that it's ME who is getting fat. 8)
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Post by: Otlan on October 05, 2019, 05:28:15 PM
*Whimpers* Ccccaaaaaaakkkkkkeeeeeee -_- ....
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Post by: Regenbogen on October 05, 2019, 05:55:03 PM
Sugar overdose.... *rolls through the room desparately trying to fit through the door.*
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Post by: Dina on October 05, 2019, 08:00:49 PM
I dreamt with a cake tonight! A cheesecake with raspberries in the top. I believe I've dreamt of it because I had not cake since a couple of weeks before my surgery (gallbladder) in August. So the talk here, and a cake that people had at my work because of a birthday, were probably the cause of my dream. Funniest thing is the dream I just buy a slice of the cake, but did not eat it.
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Post by: Fcrate on October 05, 2019, 09:00:47 PM
Not even in the dream Dina?  Damn that's frustrating.
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Post by: Dina on October 05, 2019, 09:04:35 PM
Ah, to be honest, it felt quite natural. I am not frustrated at all.
And today I had some delicious lemon sorbet. So all is good.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 06, 2019, 04:51:10 PM
@Dina: I've heard of and had some weird dreams in my day Dina, but that's got to top them all XD . Hope you enjoyed the yummy Sorbe though n_n !
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Post by: Dina on October 06, 2019, 05:54:21 PM
Really? Do you think it is weird? For me, it was quite normal. Buying a slice of cake is not out of the ordinary.
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Post by: Fcrate on October 06, 2019, 10:37:08 PM
No that's not weird.  I have dreamt of cake before. We have a saying here "the hungry dreams of the bread market" so..
My top weird was a series of sequential nightmares while I was 12.
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Post by: Dina on October 06, 2019, 11:24:01 PM
When I was a child I sometimes had recurring dreams, or even a couple of sequential ones. But it was not a frequent thing. Most of my dreams are of two kind. a) like action movies b) boring, ordinary things.
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Post by: Fcrate on October 06, 2019, 11:39:40 PM
I had recurring dreams yes. And I never remember the boring dreams for long.
However,  a particular set of sequential nightmares was Action/horror combination for me like you said. These tend to stick with me the most because I keep thinking about them after I wake up. If I don't keep actively thinking about a dream in the half hour after I wake up,  I completely forget it.
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Post by: Dina on October 06, 2019, 11:47:06 PM
Yes, the last part is true for me too.
I had more interesting dreams too but they are very, very occasional. Those about people who is dead in real life are, of course, the most emotional ones. One of them in particular felt so real and gave me so much peace that I believe they were true communication. And the other day, the dream I mentioned here about my kitty, it felt just too real.
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Post by: Fcrate on October 06, 2019, 11:58:44 PM
Looks like you've been lucky in that.  I never had anything like that.  Anyway the most exceptional dreams I had were when I was a teenager.  I rarely dream anything memorable these days.
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Post by: Dina on October 07, 2019, 12:14:45 AM
I know,we old people are mostly boring  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 07, 2019, 02:36:36 PM
I have a couple of dreams I wish I could forget. Especially the one's about my Mother -_- .
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Post by: wardenferry419 on October 07, 2019, 07:14:20 PM
Good maen y'all. One of my worst dreams/nightmares involves walking into a dark room where the only light is shining on a chair with a yellow bird perched on it. For some reason that scared the crap out of me and I was an adult when I had this dream.
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Post by: Otlan on October 07, 2019, 08:15:38 PM
Good maen y'all. One of my worst dreams/nightmares involves walking into a dark room where the only light is shining on a chair with a yellow bird perched on it. For some reason that scared the crap out of me and I was an adult when I had this dream.

Huh. Do you have a fear 9f Birds Warden?
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Post by: Fcrate on October 07, 2019, 09:34:35 PM
Huh. Do you have a fear 9f Birds Warden?
Sometimes in nightmares the strangest things can scare us. Things that doesn't scare us in real life, and sometimes the fear is just fear, without reason. I once dreamt of an empty train moving at twilight, and it was awfully scary.
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Post by: Regenbogen on October 07, 2019, 10:22:40 PM
As a child, the night before I was getting sick, I was repeatedly having not the same dream, but always a similar one:
I am sitting in a room, often at home, doing some dull work that always repeated itself, like weaving with an uneven brown wool thread. All the while there are voices talking quietly somewhere but I can't understand a word. It feels like they are talking to me and they don't feel friendly.
Then my eyes are getting weary and my head spins. The thread turns liquid and washes in tiny rhythmic waves over my work. I look up at the window. Suddenly the voices are getting louder, but I still can't understand and the window is moving towards me.
It made me wake up and vomit.
Nice dream. So prophetic. ;)

And there were the dreams where I was running from something behind me. I was running at full speed, but couldn't move forward, whereas the pursuer came nearer. Then I realized, it's a dream, and my father once told me, how he changed a falling dream to flying when he was a boy. And I slowly begin to lift myself up in the sky. I have to keep floating up there. If I sink to deep down, the pursuer will catch me. So I stay up and watch everything from above.

And there were the Indiana Jones dreams, as I called them. I liked those. They were different all the time, but what they had in common was that you had to find some hidden treasure in an ancient building, jungle, old factory ... There were traps and it was an adventure. Often you had competition. That made it more exciting.

Actually I think I made myself dream the Indiana Jones dreams so that I didn't have to dream the scary and ugly ones. And the ones of past events.
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Post by: Fcrate on October 07, 2019, 10:56:20 PM
And there were the dreams where I was running from something behind me. I was running at full speed, but couldn't move forward, whereas the pursuer came nearer. Then I realized, it's a dream, and my father once told me, how he changed a falling dream to flying when he was a boy. And I slowly begin to lift myself up in the sky. I have to keep floating up there. If I sink to deep down, the pursuer will catch me. So I stay up and watch everything from above.
The running from something and can't move forward is quite common, and happened to me a lot. Once in particular I was trying to cross the street and fell down, and was crawling to the other side. A truck is coming, and my left leg is extended behind me, still in the street, and I can't move it at all.
About changing the dream, yes, neat trick! I did it once when I had sequential nighmares when I was 12 or 13. The nightmare continuted like a tv show everytime I went to sleep, no matter what, so I changed it and gave myself a chance. The heck of it is, it does really work.
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Post by: Regenbogen on October 07, 2019, 11:33:12 PM
Yes, it does work. First you have to realize, it's a dream. Waking yourself just helps stopping the one dream. But recurring nightmares can be changed and after that they gradually vanish.

Weird are those dreams that feel like reality, when even after being awake for hours, you are not sure if that had really happened.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on October 08, 2019, 01:26:13 PM
Well, I had a dream that I overslept and missed my exam in college, and I was depressed for a couple of hours walking around like a chicken before I figured out that I've graduated a couple of years ago. Weird :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 08, 2019, 02:33:01 PM
Sometimes in nightmares the strangest things can scare us. Things that doesn't scare us in real life, and sometimes the fear is just fear, without reason. I once dreamt of an empty train moving at twilight, and it was awfully scary.

I've never had a dream like that. Usually if I'm scared in a dream it's because somethings comeing to murder me and I'm running away from it. Then I usually trip fall, bounce on the bed and wake myself up. I did have a dream once I was a Civil War Soilder being chased by a bunch of Idians when my foot caught on a branch and I triped and fell. Damn near bounced right of the bed XD .

One of the strangest dreams I ever had was when I was still a kid. I was sleeping between my parents because I didn't have a bed of my own yet. Every time I laid down on my fathers arm, I dreamed a Screaming Flameing Red Skull would come flying at me. When I laid on my mothers arm, same thing, only the skull and flames were blue. Then when I laid between em, both freaking skulls came flaying at me, screaming until they met in the middle and became a purple skull. And they did it over and over again like a bad flip book. Slept the whole damn night like that, and for some damn reason a heavy metal song was playing the whole time.
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Post by: Fcrate on October 08, 2019, 03:11:05 PM
Echoes of ghost rider maybe?  Heh
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Post by: Otlan on October 08, 2019, 03:20:53 PM
Echoes of ghost rider maybe?  Heh

This was back in like the 1990s XD . I hadn't even heard of Ghost Rider yet XD .

Anyone here ever have an Experience where you just coudn't sleep. Like you'd lay down to close your eyes, but then they'd just snap back open and no matter what you coudn't get to sleep?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on October 09, 2019, 10:52:27 PM
Only always Otlan. It's called insomnia :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 10, 2019, 01:00:33 AM
Hi! I just wanted to let you know I am fine and coming home from my workshop in Mendoza. I will write something coherent about dreams when I am home and after a lot of hours of good sleep. So don't hold your breath  :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on October 10, 2019, 12:37:11 PM
Interpersed with a few moments of good dreams, I hope :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 10, 2019, 04:22:55 PM
Only always Otlan. It's called insomnia :D

I had that happen to me once when I was younger, and to this day I still have no idea why it happened. But that F**king sucked -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 10, 2019, 06:00:23 PM
Hello everyone. I had been sleeping poorly so last night, my first back home, I've slept like a baby. Not dreams I can remember, but it feels good to finally rest.
One nightmare I vividly remember when I had about 30 years, not a child at all. I dreamt that I was working by a street near home (an specific block that I walk by almost every day) at night and there were no lights, so it was really dark. I was walking slowly, very carefully, because I was afraid to stumble and fall and then... out of nowhere a hand grab me by my wrist. I tried to shout but I couldn´t and I woke up when I was trying to get free of the hand. It was a horrible, horrible feeling.

On brighter news, my workshop was very tiresome but I had some fun, enjoy some nice weather, I will upload a couple of pictures of the area when I have some time for it.
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Post by: Otlan on October 10, 2019, 07:27:27 PM
Hello everyone. I had been sleeping poorly so last night, my first back home, I've slept like a baby. Not dreams I can remember, but it feels good to finally rest.
One nightmare I vividly remember when I had about 30 years, not a child at all. I dreamt that I was working by a street near home (an specific block that I walk by almost every day) at night and there were no lights, so it was really dark. I was walking slowly, very carefully, because I was afraid to stumble and fall and then... out of nowhere a hand grab me by my wrist. I tried to shout but I couldn´t and I woke up when I was trying to get free of the hand. It was a horrible, horrible feeling.

On brighter news, my workshop was very tiresome but I had some fun, enjoy some nice weather, I will upload a couple of pictures of the area when I have some time for it.

*Hugs tight* Glad to hear you had fun Di-Di n_n ! And sorry you haven't been sleeping so well -_- . What was it, homesickness?
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Post by: Dina on October 10, 2019, 08:40:30 PM
Not exactly but definitely a strange bed has its issues. Still, it was mostly two things: I was sharing the room with a friend. I love her but we had never shared a room before and it felt a little awkward. The second thing was that I really wanted to arrive to the workshop in time every day and I was worried to sleep in.
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Post by: Regenbogen on October 10, 2019, 11:19:35 PM
Hey, Dina. Welcome back home!
Your own bed is almost always the best. ;)
I just don't sleep well, when I'm in pain or the week after a week of working the nightshift. I wake up at 3 in the morning and can't find back to sleep. But after so many years, I know that and can deal with it. I decided not to get angry or impatient any more. That doesn't help. Instead I read a book. And accept that I'm going to be really tired the next day, but at least I got to read a lot.

This weekend, I'm going to sleep in a strange bed too. It's rehearsal weekend with my choir. We go there every year. So I know I have to take additional pillows and maybe use a second mattrass.
I'm totally looking forward to this weekend. We'll work a lot but it will also be fun.
I wonder who will be with me in the room. I'm always going into just any room and let it surprise me, who my room mates will be.
Gladly we all get along pretty well, so it really doesn't matter. There will be about 30 singers.
And we should be lucky with the weather. No rain or at least not much.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 11, 2019, 12:17:47 AM
Not exactly but definitely a strange bed has its issues. Still, it was mostly two things: I was sharing the room with a friend. I love her but we had never shared a room before and it felt a little awkward. The second thing was that I really wanted to arrive to the workshop in time every day and I was worried to sleep in.

Makes me feel blessed I can sleep anywhere XD . But I here you about the fear of sleeping in -_- . One time I did thst and did actually sleep in -_- . One of the reason I hate getting up early in the morning, especially if I have somewhere I need to be -_- .

@Regen: Hope you have a ton of fun n_n ! Maby someday you'll post a video of your Choir singing?

Speaking of songs though, I finally found one that perfectly decscribes me n_n . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSaSEBidLrE
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on October 11, 2019, 08:50:26 AM
Huh. Do you have a fear 9f Birds Warden?
Nope, most times I don't think much about them. Some are okay and some (geese) are annoying.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on October 11, 2019, 08:57:32 AM
Sometimes I wish they would invent a pill to forego sleep without any of the insomnia side-effects. Feels like a waste of about 25% of my life.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on October 11, 2019, 09:45:48 AM
Sometimes I wish they would invent a pill to forego sleep without any of the insomnia side-effects. Feels like a waste of about 25% of my life.

Oh no!!! Don't do that! That would create monsters made of eye sand which would haunt you at night. See Dr. Who!!! Not good. Very bad. Never not sleep!

I love sleeping. It's kind of a hobby of mine.  ;D
Sleep is never waste.

Funny story: in Kindergarten the kids were told to paint a picture of their mum or dad doing what they like do do best.
Most children painted their mother in the kitchen (yeah, great) or their father mowing the lawn or playing football.
My daughter painted me sleeping on the couch right up to the cat on my blanket. Good girl. My daughter knows about the important things in life. She forgot the book beside me, but hey, she was only 5 years old.  8) ;)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 11, 2019, 08:36:26 PM
That is excellent! I love to sleep too. Also, I like Doctor Who and I am sad we did not have a series this year.

Well, today I had a small dream. I was with some of my colleagues I work but for some reason I (and other people) were dancing, like ballet dancing. A little context here. I studied ballet from 7-11 years old. I never did ballet after that and now I am overweight and completely out of shape. Well, in the dream I was exactly the same, and I was dancing. And quite well, I mean, my feet, my hands, they did what they were supposed to do. It was great. I was inventing a choreography as I was doing it (I mean, I had not following a previous choreography) and the music was the Swan Lake. And I was not the best ballerina ever but I was doing it really, really well, and still in my old, rusty body. I was feeling delighted to discover I could still dance. I've felt really happy.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on October 12, 2019, 12:24:42 AM
I love sleeping. It's kind of a hobby of mine.  ;D
Sleep is never waste.
Amen. Those sayings should be recorded, they'll be famous one day :P

That is excellent! I love to sleep too. Also, I like Doctor Who and I am sad we did not have a series this year.

Well, today I had a small dream. I was with some of my colleagues I work but for some reason I (and other people) were dancing, like ballet dancing. A little context here. I studied ballet from 7-11 years old. I never did ballet after that and now I am overweight and completely out of shape. Well, in the dream I was exactly the same, and I was dancing. And quite well, I mean, my feet, my hands, they did what they were supposed to do. It was great. I was inventing a choreography as I was doing it (I mean, I had not following a previous choreography) and the music was the Swan Lake. And I was not the best ballerina ever but I was doing it really, really well, and still in my old, rusty body. I was feeling delighted to discover I could still dance. I've felt really happy.
That's a very nice dream for a change, Dina! Dancing is something that I vaguely know the meaning of, but I always enjoy watching good dancers. I hope you enjoyed Mendoza (Which is the name of a villain in C&C Renegade).
Well, today I had one of those dreams that are a complete mess. Lots of people I know from all around Egypt were at the farm, and the animals got loose and mixed up, and everyone was suggesting ideas on how to sort them back to their proper places, after which we gave up and sat and had a bbq in the middle of the chaos, and that was just the start. A very patchy dream :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 12, 2019, 12:38:27 AM
Yes, Mendoza is quite a common Spanish family name. Buenos Aires itself was founded first for one Pedro de Mendoza (that first city was almost completely destroyed by the original inhabitants of the region, and it was then refounded by Juan de Garay), but our city (and province) of Mendoza is actually named after a Chilean governor whose first name I forgot.

I like that you dreamed with bbq
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 14, 2019, 08:33:56 PM
I had a really, really weird dream this morning. For some reason I dreamed I was on a Ranch in my back yard. But instead of cows, they raised Giant Aligator like creatures, that were very deady, but apprently the meat was a delight. So my and this other Ranch hand had to climb in the Pen with these Massive killers and start slautering them. We got the first one no problem, but then he went to slaughter the secound one and the idiot didn't do it right, so then the damn things started charging us, and they turned into Giant Boars for some reason. And then me and the other guy, who turned into a Knight wareing Chain Mail and weilding a Zwihadler, and me suddenly dressed in the same outfit and carrying a similer sword, stood back to back and started sliceing into them as they charged us. I woke up feeling more exausted then when I went to sleep -_- .

Also I was appreantly supposed to work today and didn't know that, so I missed a day of work -_- . The last few days have not been good to me -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 14, 2019, 09:20:10 PM
I am very sorry about your last days not being good, Otlan. Try to double check each day about the following day and don't worry too much, you will get the hand of the work soon. Meanwhile, we are here for you if you want to rant, vent, cry or whatever. (((((((((((Otlan))))))))

That dream sounds awesome and fun! It is good to have a few moments to be awesome warriors in our life, even if it is in the dream world.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 14, 2019, 10:22:54 PM
I am very sorry about your last days not being good, Otlan. Try to double check each day about the following day and don't worry too much, you will get the hand of the work soon. Meanwhile, we are here for you if you want to rant, vent, cry or whatever. (((((((((((Otlan))))))))

That dream sounds awesome and fun! It is good to have a few moments to be awesome warriors in our life, even if it is in the dream world.

*Hugs back* Thanks Dina. At this point though, I just want to beat my head against a brick wall and be done for the day -_- . To top everything off, now it look like none of my gameing group members are gonna show up -_- . My f**king life, I sware to God -_- .

Eh, it was kind of, even though I wasn't really doing anything Heroic.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 14, 2019, 10:48:56 PM
Ot, we all have lots of that bad days but I know you can cope with them.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on October 15, 2019, 04:22:07 PM
*Hugs back* Thanks Dina. At this point though, I just want to beat my head against a brick wall and be done for the day -_- . To top everything off, now it look like none of my gameing group members are gonna show up -_- . My f**king life, I sware to God -_- .

Eh, it was kind of, even though I wasn't really doing anything Heroic.
I can help you Otlan, I can put your head through a brick wall for you.  Solves everything.  :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 16, 2019, 12:21:48 AM
LOL!
It has been a very grey coldish day with moments of rain. I wanted a nap all day  :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on October 16, 2019, 02:44:59 PM
@Otlan: what kind of work do you do?

I actually took a nap on Monday and Tuesday. On Sunday I thought I had to start monday at 8:00. About midnight I accidentally looked at my calendar and realized, I was meant to be there at 6:45! As a result I was even more tired than on other Mondays. In the afternoon I couldn't keep myself awake any longer.
On top of that, work was very exhausting. We were only half as many workers than we should be. The whole week is like that. Today one of the ill colleagues came back. Work was a bit better then.

The weather is beautiful. A golden October, one could say. Bright colours, the sun deep in the sky. Few clouds. Not much wind. No rain. Yellow, brown and red leaves covering the ground. It's what I imagine when thinking of autumn.

Now I'm on the couch again. Maybe going to sleep. One child is at her music teacher's learning to play the flute. The other is in her room, quietly playing something. Husband still at work. So I'm on my own.

In the evening I'm going to meet a few singers and teach them Christmas songs.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 16, 2019, 09:06:51 PM
For some reason, your post did not appear as new to me, Regen.

Sorry about your tiring days but I am glad you are enjoying some good Autumn times and all the musical parts of your descriptions sound great. I hope you have fun with the Christmas song.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 17, 2019, 06:02:30 PM
I can help you Otlan, I can put your head through a brick wall for you.  Solves everything.  :P

I would appricate that Crate, thank you n_n .

@Dina: Thanks Dina n_n . One of these days, I'm gonna build me a little room and fill it with all kinds of brakable stuff. And when I've had a bad day, I'm just gonna take a bat, go in there and smash it all to hell n_n .

@Regen: Currently, I work as a Cashier/Sack Monkey in a Grocery Store, working two/three days a week for Minium Wage. So I guess you could classify me as a Bum/Freeloader.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on October 17, 2019, 06:03:47 PM
@Dina: Thanks Dina n_n . One of these days, I'm gonna build me a little room and fill it with all kinds of brakable stuff. And when I've had a bad day, I'm just gonna take a bat, go in there and smash it all to hell n_n .
Works much better if it's other people's* breakable stuff. I speak from experience.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 17, 2019, 06:15:17 PM
Works much better if it's other people's* breakable stuff. I speak from experience.

Well yes XD . It's just be junk you can buy at Garage/Yard Sales.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on October 17, 2019, 07:22:22 PM
I always hit old pillows. So I can't hurt myself. I realized as a child, that biting instead of hitting the pillow worked much better to channel my rage. Up to the point where the pillow was destroyed and I suddenly had feathers everywhere. Most annoyingly in my mouth.
A friend of mine once broke his wrist because he was hitting the marble windowsill with his fist in a tantrum. Afterwards he had to explain to everyone, how he broke his hand. How humiliating for him, but funny for all the others. ;)
That was the reason my mother recommended the pillow method. ;D

If you do have the space I recommend boxing a sandbag. But put some bandages on your knuckles first and do some low and high kicks hitting the bag. Very satisfying.
The method with breathing slowly and counting to ten never worked for me. Just makes me more angry. I have to let it out.
Nowadays I almost always keep cool. But when I'm really angry once in a while I have to let it out somehow. Don't need that sandbag anymore. A pillow is sufficient. And laughing in the face of anger sometimes works, too.
...And removing snow with a shovel, if snow is available.  8)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 17, 2019, 08:53:58 PM
I always hit old pillows. So I can't hurt myself. I realized as a child, that biting instead of hitting the pillow worked much better to channel my rage. Up to the point where the pillow was destroyed and I suddenly had feathers everywhere. Most annoyingly in my mouth.
A friend of mine once broke his wrist because he was hitting the marble windowsill with his fist in a tantrum. Afterwards he had to explain to everyone, how he broke his hand. How humiliating for him, but funny for all the others. ;)
That was the reason my mother recommended the pillow method. ;D

If you do have the space I recommend boxing a sandbag. But put some bandages on your knuckles first and do some low and high kicks hitting the bag. Very satisfying.
The method with breathing slowly and counting to ten never worked for me. Just makes me more angry. I have to let it out.
Nowadays I almost always keep cool. But when I'm really angry once in a while I have to let it out somehow. Don't need that sandbag anymore. A pillow is sufficient. And laughing in the face of anger sometimes works, too.
...And removing snow with a shovel, if snow is available.  8)

I'd freaking love to get a punching bag. Can't afford one at the moment though, and not sure where I could hang it. What I'd really love to do is take up forgeing. I figure, if I'm pissed off, I might as well make something useful. I tried the pillow Method once. Wound up punching my head board too, which is made of metal. That hurt -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on October 17, 2019, 09:15:55 PM
A plastic bag Otaln, maybe a fertilizer bag would be more durable, pad it with some spongy stuff and fill it up, no need to buy it. I have one myself.
Have you ever tried shooting? works wonders :)
Regen... heh :D  When I had a nokia 3300 I used to throw it at the wall. Very satisfying, and you can put it back together again and it still works.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 17, 2019, 09:42:22 PM
A plastic bag Otaln, maybe a fertilizer bag would be more durable, pad it with some spongy stuff and fill it up, no need to buy it. I have one myself.
Have you ever tried shooting? works wonders :)
Regen... heh :D  When I had a nokia 3300 I used to throw it at the wall. Very satisfying, and you can put it back together again and it still works.

.....Crate, your a Genius XD !! Eh, given the high cost of guns and ammo, shooting is not an option -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 17, 2019, 10:55:54 PM
*hides*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 17, 2019, 11:17:02 PM
*catches a hidden phantom*
Gotcha!
*glomps*

I do the pillow method. Also? Playing some video game on the Mortal Kombat style, something to do virtual punches.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 17, 2019, 11:39:40 PM
Hey Dina.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 17, 2019, 11:40:34 PM
 ;D How are you, Gil? You have been missed.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 17, 2019, 11:43:42 PM
Tired, but still kicking. And yourself?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 17, 2019, 11:55:20 PM
I am doing well. I went to a high school for my class about DNA. Also, I am increasingly nervous for two things: Next Tuesday my football (soccer) team has a match with its historical rival to see which of them goes to the final of the Libertadores Cup (best tournament in South America). And the most important thing: On Sunday 27 is Election Day here.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 17, 2019, 11:58:48 PM
Ahh, I hope your team does well then. We also have elections coming up, but for us it's november 5th. I will be working that day though.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 18, 2019, 12:02:32 AM
It is always weird for me that your elections are in a week day. We always have them on Sunday (remember elections are mandatory here, though)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 18, 2019, 12:06:15 AM
Eh, I've never really looked at the logic behind it all. It feels like asking why a child feels the need to draw on the wall. I didn't know about the mandatory part actually. Considering some of the socio-political papers on research I've read that does interest me a little, but that perhaps isn't this best conversation for the boards.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 18, 2019, 12:09:50 AM
Well, it is not forbidden to talk politics in general. I won't tell you what candidate I support or any specifics. But yes, elections are mandatory in my country, since forever. There is supposed to be a fee to pay if you don't vote, but to be honest, people that really chose not to vote seldom has any problem. But most people goes to vote anyway (vote in blank is the option for those not really interested)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 18, 2019, 12:14:35 AM
God, I would have to look it up to remember where I saw it, but basically there was a paper I read that went over a study into the numbers game part of voting vs. the social constructs that surround it. Like at one point, I believe it was one of the Scandinavian countries that did it, they sent out a voting card to every citizen in the mail basically. To make it easier to vote, you don't even have to go to the polls. And the number of people who voted actually went down. It came down to what mattered more was the social construct around voting than how easy or hard it was to do.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 18, 2019, 12:19:54 AM
Probably. We like to go voting. The vote is mandatory for adults under 70 years old. Older people can choose, and many go anyway.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 18, 2019, 12:24:03 AM
*shrug* I'm not good at social constructs, just not wired for them. Observing them can be amusing however.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 18, 2019, 12:29:32 AM
It is fine. I wonder sometimes if we like going to vote because we couldn't do that for years, while under dictatorships. I should read about the % of concurrence to vote before and after the last dictatorship, at least.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 18, 2019, 12:33:50 AM
Could be interesting, and that does make sense.

How's everything on the boards been?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 18, 2019, 12:45:49 AM
Well, there has not been a lot of movement. I know Snow and Ala are doing well but they have not been here in a while.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 18, 2019, 12:50:55 AM
That's good that they are doing well, it's a shame about things being slow but that can be life sometimes unfortunately. I'll probably be on more-ish, I finally have a laptop again. *shrug*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 18, 2019, 12:53:48 AM
Yay!! Glad to hear about your laptop

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 18, 2019, 12:58:41 AM
Did you see the Wendy's RPG promotion that happened recently?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 18, 2019, 01:04:02 AM
No?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 18, 2019, 01:07:56 AM
They released a one shot module D20 rpg system for their 50th(?) anniversary. I downloaded the pdf out of morbid curiosity and it's sadly appropriately decent mechanically. It makes for an amusing read.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 18, 2019, 01:10:46 AM
Ok, good to know. I will probably download too.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 18, 2019, 01:14:29 AM
I'm going to gauge interest at work and see if anyone wants to try it. It sounds like something that could be fun to just mess around with.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 18, 2019, 05:30:13 AM
(Sorry, I went to have dinner) That sounds fun. Let us know what happened.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 18, 2019, 05:07:10 PM
*Pokes the seeming inate Marrionet before going to find this Odd RPG Modual.*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 18, 2019, 09:41:52 PM
*Marrionet doesn't respond, but one can feel an ominous aura begin to emit from it*

Hey Otlan. *bows*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 18, 2019, 11:35:51 PM
*is worried*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on October 19, 2019, 02:16:56 AM
*Readies scissors and prepares to cut some strings*
*Also readies some molotov cocktails, just in case*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 19, 2019, 07:11:38 PM
Good maen everyone. Happy weekend for all!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 19, 2019, 11:18:04 PM
*Marrionet doesn't respond, but one can feel an ominous aura begin to emit from it*

Hey Otlan. *bows*

*Returns the Bow* Hello Gil, Old Friend n_n . How are you?

So I downloaded that Modual you mentioned. It is at once Hillarious, and surprisingly well thought out XD .

*Waves to everyone else*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 19, 2019, 11:33:20 PM
*Shrugs* Tired, but still getting up each morning. And yourself?

I know right! Whoever put it together has actually probably played an rpg before. I was pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 19, 2019, 11:53:30 PM
*Shrugs* Tired, but still getting up each morning. And yourself?

I know right! Whoever put it together has actually probably played an rpg before. I was pleasantly surprised.

About the same. Hopefully my life will be getting interesting soon though n_n .

So was I XD . After we wrap up our first DnD Campaign, I'm gonna try to convince my group to play it n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 19, 2019, 11:55:19 PM
I'm in the process putting together some people to try it. It feels like good material to use for people who aren't your usual suspects for a tabletop game.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 20, 2019, 12:31:21 AM
I like that expression: "your usual suspects for a tabletop game" and all that sounds great so I hope you succeed in your plans.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 20, 2019, 12:54:52 AM
I'm in the process putting together some people to try it. It feels like good material to use for people who aren't your usual suspects for a tabletop game.

That's what I thought too XD . I was thinking of using it in order to ease my family into DnD, since they use a lot of the same rules. Though of course we'll have to Ignore the Buff/Debuff Chart XD .

@Dina: Thanks Di-Di n_n ! How's your game group going?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: JinElusion on October 21, 2019, 06:08:02 PM
Did you see the Wendy's RPG promotion that happened recently?

I know the Critical Role people did the One-Shot but I haven't had the chance to check it out yet.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 21, 2019, 06:23:33 PM
Me neither, I'm way behind on like a million things. It's rather irritating.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: JinElusion on October 21, 2019, 07:11:01 PM
That's always the way. Things just keep piling up
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 21, 2019, 07:15:33 PM
Amen. How have you been doing?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: JinElusion on October 21, 2019, 07:32:14 PM
Not bad. But nothing major to report. Go to work, go home, eat dinner, watch tv, do it all again the next day lol. Mostly boring until the weekend
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 21, 2019, 09:10:30 PM
Not bad. But nothing major to report. Go to work, go home, eat dinner, watch tv, do it all again the next day lol. Mostly boring until the weekend

Hi ya Jin n_n ! I know that feeling -_- . I'm gonna have to suffer though this week until I get to Friday, then things get fun n_n ! Hope you got something planned for Halloween n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 22, 2019, 04:25:33 AM
Hello everyone! Good maen and sorry I was too busy to answer your question, Otlan. My game group is doing nicely, hopefully next week we will have a Saturday night game.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on October 22, 2019, 12:59:07 PM
Maen all! Laundry day -.-
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on October 22, 2019, 04:07:28 PM
Good maen, y'all! A Discord update informed me that we might be getting some PT news soon.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: JinElusion on October 22, 2019, 09:01:40 PM
That'd be nice
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on October 23, 2019, 01:41:32 PM
Hello everyone! Good maen and sorry I was too busy to answer your question, Otlan. My game group is doing nicely, hopefully next week we will have a Saturday night game.

No worries Di-Di n_n ! Very nice XD . Hopfully you guys won't get beat up by anymore Orcs XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 23, 2019, 05:35:22 PM
Good maen everyone!
No worries Di-Di n_n ! Very nice XD . Hopfully you guys won't get beat up by anymore Orcs XD .

 :). Last session was actually mostly filler and "housekeeping". I mean we buy a new armor for one of the party members and a few other equipment. Things like that. And we leveled not long ago so we did some out of game discussion about our new powers.

Good maen, y'all! A Discord update informed me that we might be getting some PT news soon.
Good! And thanks for your Pokemon gifts.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on October 23, 2019, 09:22:18 PM
Ah, the ever so fun shopping session. Those can be interesting. Do you guys have a home base to operate of of by chance or are you guys still nomadic?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on October 23, 2019, 11:21:01 PM
This party is specially nomadic for several reasons. First of all, our hometown was destroyed (along with all our families and friends). And second, we are now at the service of the Goddess of Death, and we travel (via portals) to whatever place she has a job for us.

In other topics, they put a Donut store a couple of blocks from home and today we try a few of them for the first time. Quite yummy so I am pleased  :)
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Post by: azarus on October 24, 2019, 05:01:39 PM
Hello all.  Thought I'd check in.  Been awhile.

I hope ya'll are doing well.
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Post by: Rasins on October 24, 2019, 05:06:46 PM
Okay, this is better.  How y'all doing?
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Post by: Dina on October 24, 2019, 07:09:32 PM
Oh, hello azarus. Please to meet you, right?
We are doing fine, thank you.
Rasins! Good to see you! Have been busy?
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Post by: Rasins on October 24, 2019, 07:46:19 PM
azarus was an alternate ME!!  LOL ... I couldn't remember my id on here.

Dina, it's so good to "see" you.
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Post by: Fcrate on October 25, 2019, 11:49:19 AM
Maen all! Hello Rasins, and hello to your alter ego too.
Been raining solidly for 12 hours now with no breaks. I'm soaked :D But the aroma of wet sheep is just... nice? :s
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Post by: Dina on October 25, 2019, 01:55:00 PM
Ah, Rasins  ;D. And you remembered an alter ego from 12 years ago? That is amazing. Well, you have been missed.

Fcrate, sorry about the rain. I believe today or tomorrow is going to rain, but probably not too much.

Good maen everyone, I forgot to mention I was happy because my football (soccer) team won over its traditional rival and is now in the final of the Libertadores World Cup, main tournament in South America. :). Now to think in the presidential elections, coming out this Sunday,
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Post by: Fcrate on October 26, 2019, 09:17:30 AM
Thanks Dina. It took a break overnight but it's starting again.  And I need to tar my roof.
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Post by: Otlan on October 26, 2019, 05:02:54 PM
This party is specially nomadic for several reasons. First of all, our hometown was destroyed (along with all our families and friends). And second, we are now at the service of the Goddess of Death, and we travel (via portals) to whatever place she has a job for us.

In other topics, they put a Donut store a couple of blocks from home and today we try a few of them for the first time. Quite yummy so I am pleased  :)

How did you guys wind up serving Death XD ?
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Post by: Regenbogen on October 26, 2019, 07:30:21 PM
Maen. I've watched part of the rugby world cup today. England vs NewZealand. I missed the finale because of violin lessons, but the game was fun to watch so far.

I hope it will be dry the next days. I have to do the garden. Remove fallen leaves, put out food for the birds and cut the roses. The leaves have to be removed, because otherwise we will have leavy snowmen. ;D
And the hedgehogs need places to sleep.

Today afternoon it was warm enough to still sit outside and read a bit (White Night).




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Post by: Dina on October 27, 2019, 12:31:14 AM
How did you guys wind up serving Death XD ?

Hi Otlan, it is long to tell, but in summary it was a mistake of an angel who felt sad for us as we were "too young". He unadvertently chaged our destiny and we could not be back to where we were (for reasons) so we were basically out of Fate and the gods did a sort of meeting to decide and that is what they decided.

Regen, I've never seen more than 5 minutes of a rugby match. I never cared for it.
I hope it gets dry and you can do whatever you want in the garden, and reading outside sounds lovely. I live in an apartment, so that is not possible for me. I envy you! And I am wondering if I should begin rereading the JB files now, it's been a while.
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Post by: Otlan on October 29, 2019, 02:46:46 PM
Hi Otlan, it is long to tell, but in summary it was a mistake of an angel who felt sad for us as we were "too young". He unadvertently chaged our destiny and we could not be back to where we were (for reasons) so we were basically out of Fate and the gods did a sort of meeting to decide and that is what they decided.

Regen, I've never seen more than 5 minutes of a rugby match. I never cared for it.
I hope it gets dry and you can do whatever you want in the garden, and reading outside sounds lovely. I live in an apartment, so that is not possible for me. I envy you! And I am wondering if I should begin rereading the JB files now, it's been a while.

Wow XD . Sounds like your DM is a hell of a story teller XD .

@Regen: Hope you enjoyed the book n_n ! Too damn cold here to read outside -_- .
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Post by: Dina on October 29, 2019, 07:23:51 PM
Good maen everyone! I am having a sore throat, but tea with honey and lemon is hopefully useful.

Wow XD . Sounds like your DM is a hell of a story teller XD .

Well, yes, he is. Whenever he wants to, which is...not always. He is a talented actor too when he performs some of the NPC. I may be a little biased though, as I am sleeping with him and all  :P
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Post by: Otlan on October 31, 2019, 01:13:34 AM
Good maen everyone! I am having a sore throat, but tea with honey and lemon is hopefully useful.

Well, yes, he is. Whenever he wants to, which is...not always. He is a talented actor too when he performs some of the NPC. I may be a little biased though, as I am sleeping with him and all  :P

Oh-ho, so Dina get's all the good buffs and items huh ;) ?

I'm on my way to Chicago, just got on the train and now I'm on my way. Shame is it's dark as pitch outside so I can't see anything -_- . I will admit, at first I was a little nervous, but everything went smoothly, so that's kind of work off. All of the staff have been very friendly and helpful, so I'm looking forward to this trip n_n .
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Post by: Dina on October 31, 2019, 04:46:38 AM
Oh-ho, so Dina get's all the good buffs and items huh ;) ?
I wish!  :P

I'm on my way to Chicago, just got on the train and now I'm on my way. Shame is it's dark as pitch outside so I can't see anything -_- . I will admit, at first I was a little nervous, but everything went smoothly, so that's kind of work off. All of the staff have been very friendly and helpful, so I'm looking forward to this trip n_n .

Oh, that sounds great. Let us know how the trip goes and have fun! And you need to see the St. Mary of the Angels church  :)

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Post by: Otlan on October 31, 2019, 06:37:07 AM
I wish!  :P

Oh, that sounds great. Let us know how the trip goes and have fun! And you need to see the St. Mary of the Angels church  :)

You mean he dosn't !? *Le Gasp O_O !!*

Will do Di-Di n_n . And I'll try, though I'm not sure how much sight seeing I'll get to do on this trip. I was also thinking of visiting the Feild Museam and looking for Mac's n_n .
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Post by: Dina on November 01, 2019, 07:21:31 PM
You mean he dosn't !? *Le Gasp O_O !!*

*mumbles* integrity mumble somethingsomething mumble equality mumble mumble
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Post by: JinElusion on November 01, 2019, 08:42:03 PM
Hahahahahaha
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Post by: Dina on November 01, 2019, 08:49:31 PM
 :P
How are you, Jin? Did you enjoy your Halloween?
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Post by: Otlan on November 01, 2019, 09:16:01 PM
*mumbles* integrity mumble somethingsomething mumble equality mumble mumble

Nice Di-Di XD .
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Post by: Dina on November 01, 2019, 10:43:14 PM
 :) How are you doing, Otlan?
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Post by: Otlan on November 02, 2019, 02:36:36 AM
:) How are you doing, Otlan?
I'm doing grate n_n ! I had my first taste od Deep Dish Pizza and I Loved it XD ! Tomorrow is my frineds big day and I'm excited as hell XD . You know what my frined gave the grooms men for wedding gifts, freaking Wooden Tankers XD !
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Post by: Dina on November 02, 2019, 04:33:04 AM
I am glad you liked it! I have seen pictures of Chicago Deep Dish pizza and it does not appeal me but I am very happy you enjoyed it. And...Wooden Tankers? What is that?
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Post by: wardenferry419 on November 02, 2019, 09:59:55 PM
Just a passing good maen! Not much to report on my end. A whole lot of SS/DD.
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Post by: Dina on November 02, 2019, 10:15:35 PM
Good maen!
What is SS/DD?
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Post by: Fcrate on November 02, 2019, 10:39:46 PM
Maen Dina.
Same Shit, Different Day. 
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Post by: Dina on November 02, 2019, 11:37:35 PM
Ah, I had never heard (read) that. Thank you.

I just made orange juice, which feels good as it is a hot evening.
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Post by: Fcrate on November 03, 2019, 12:54:42 AM
Nice! Manual juicer? :D
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Post by: Dina on November 03, 2019, 01:04:58 AM
Yes, they were very juicy so it was easy. Another good thing today was that we bought a flask of dulce de leche with chocolate, and we had some sliced bananas with that.
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Post by: Regenbogen on November 04, 2019, 09:23:49 PM
Maen.
Finally back here.

Otlan, how was Chicago? Did you find Mac's? ;)

Dina: now I want orange juice, too. :)

Our computer has passed away. Now we are forced to watch TV. Lot of crap.  ::)

And I am at home with high fever and coughing.  >:(
Positive side: I'm already up to TurnCoat. I planned to stop after White Night and read something else, but couldn't. Damn.
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Post by: Fcrate on November 04, 2019, 09:32:45 PM
I hope you get better soon Regen. RIP oh dear old PC. No chance of reviving it? Some expert in technomancy might be able to do a little ritual and poof! You got a nice PZC.
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Post by: Dina on November 04, 2019, 09:54:32 PM
Oh, sorry about your computer, Regen. I hope you could save the files, at least. I am glad you are back, sorry about the orange juice  :P. Now I don't have orange juice either, but I am looking forward to have some strawberries later. Here it is a rainy day (morning had very intense rains, now it's just a soft one) but it is very warm, around 22°C right now. Luckily I am almost totally recovered from a sore throat.
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Post by: Regenbogen on November 04, 2019, 11:16:44 PM
Fcrate and Dina:
No, I'm afraid there is not much sensible to do anymore. We've been repairing the old guy for years. And for the last months we've been saving every new important file immediately, because complete failure could happen any time.
We will simply buy a new one. If I have to write something, I can go to my daughter's room and use her old PC. It even has internet now, yeah.  ;D
It was a gift from an old neighbour of my mother's. I believe the thing must be 15 years old or so. The old lady has no use for computers. It belonged to her son who died last year. My mother is helping her go shopping, do paper work go to doctors and so on.

Here it is raining permanently. But it's not so cold yet. Stays above zero.
I still have to remove the leaves. No fun doing wet leaves in the wind and rain. Either way that will have to wait until I feel better.
The fever is already down a bit. I spent my day on the couch with a wet washcloth on my forehead and lots of tea.
Glad you are better now, Dina.

Fcrate: about technomancy
Funny thing but I do believe for years that something in my aura makes wristwatches break down. I've never had a wristwatch last for more than a few months since my childhood. Weird, but true.
On the other hand I made an analyzer work again after I laid my hand on it. Twice. I was just making fun and doing it for show. My colleague and I have been staring with open mouths. After the first time she was calling specifically for me, when the thing wasn't working again. And I did it again. ;)

And touchscreens don't always react to my touch.

And yes, I tried that with the computer when no one was looking. :)

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Post by: Dina on November 04, 2019, 11:29:45 PM
Well, at least you have saved the important things and were ready for the failure. And yes, enjoy to have a new computer soon!
I am sorry you are still sick but I hope you get well soon. And keep drinking tea, it always helps! It even helps your soul  :D.
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Post by: Regenbogen on November 04, 2019, 11:39:43 PM
Thanks. Yes, tea is good. Maybe I should put some rum in it. As disinfectant from the inside. ;D
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Post by: Dina on November 05, 2019, 12:00:02 AM
I have to admit I never had alcohol with my tea, but sometimes I enjoyed some coffee with it.
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Post by: Otlan on November 05, 2019, 04:18:11 PM
I am glad you liked it! I have seen pictures of Chicago Deep Dish pizza and it does not appeal me but I am very happy you enjoyed it. And...Wooden Tankers? What is that?

https://www.google.com/search?q=wooden+tankard&prmd=sivn&sxsrf=ACYBGNQYEoT_aALo5odSr4XspeICPGFXRA:1572970633550&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwid_OqevNPlAhWltlkKHdqpD3wQ_AUoAnoECA4QAg&biw=768&bih=576

Like that Di-Di n_n . I spelled it wrong, my bad XD .
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Post by: Regenbogen on November 05, 2019, 05:07:08 PM
@Otlan
Wow, that is really cool.
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Post by: Fcrate on November 05, 2019, 05:31:57 PM
Regen, that is COOL :D Reminds me of the scene in ''A Wise Man's Fear".. You didn't shout "Edro!" by any chance?
Glad the fever is down a bit.
By the way, I've never heard of anyone's "positive" aura affecting technology, however, my cousin never had a phone last longer than 7 months, a camera more than 2 years, or a PC that didn't need fixing every other week. She once even touched my laptop and it crashed for the first time in a year, and since I'm the go-to guy for fixing stuff in my family, she's been keeping me in cake and lasagna enough to make me fat. :D
My father's phones get stolen on a yearly basis. I don't know if that's related.
Otlan: Send me one of those tankards please!
Dina: Now I'll head over to my neighbour's farm and pick some oranges. ha!
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Post by: Regenbogen on November 05, 2019, 06:05:21 PM
I was just humming a bit.  ;D
Doesn't always work, of course. The analyzer was in the other lab I don't work with. So I had no idea how it worked. It was a weekend shift and I was bringing some samples for the colleague working there. She looked pretty desperate, so I asked her what happened.
She actually told the others, if they had a problem they couldn't solve, they should call me.  ;)

And now I remember: digital photo cameras are playing crazy, too.


I have very long living cell phones. They just tend to shut themselves down sometimes. My last phone's camera suddenly had no more lightning. Several people tried to turn it back on, because they thought I was just too stupid to do it myself. I just gave them my phone "OK, if you can do it, I give you 10€". Never had to do that, hehe.
OK, so the cell phones are acting crazy, too. But not so much that they won't work any more.
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Post by: Otlan on November 05, 2019, 07:39:18 PM
@Otlan
Wow, that is really cool.

Thanks Regen n_n . It is like the coolest thing I own now XD . It's even got my name burned into the bottom of it n_n ! I'll take some pics and send post em n_n .

@Fcrate: Sure thing Crate, soon as I get the money together n_n .
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Post by: Dina on November 05, 2019, 08:22:55 PM
Otlan, those are really, really cool! I am glad your friend thought in that for you.

Regen, very cool about the analyzer! I have a more or less neutral relationship with technology, but my cellphones have the "I just want to shut down myself for no reason" too. And I have the same problem with touchscreens sometimes, which is one reason I don't like them-
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Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on November 05, 2019, 08:37:13 PM
My printer at work is always a pain in the ass, which is weird because we change seats and hence printers like every other month. Albeit everything else I could complain about is easily thrown at IT being a pain.
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Post by: Fcrate on November 05, 2019, 09:31:55 PM
I have a more or less neutral relationship with technology, but my cellphones have the "I just want to shut down myself for no reason" too. And I have the same problem with touchscreens sometimes, which is one reason I don't like them-
You probably need to clean the battery's power connectors. But I agree about the touchscreens. Only thing I like about them is reading e-books.
My printer at work is always a pain in the ass, which is weird because we change seats and hence printers like every other month. Albeit everything else I could complain about is easily thrown at IT being a pain.
Printers are ALWAYS a pain in the ass.
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Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on November 06, 2019, 12:13:32 AM
I mean yes, but they tend to want to give me more trouble than my co-workers. Which is rather unfair considering I'm one of like two people there who actually know how to do much anything tech related.
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Post by: Otlan on November 06, 2019, 12:58:31 AM
I mean yes, but they tend to want to give me more trouble than my co-workers. Which is rather unfair considering I'm one of like two people there who actually know how to do much anything tech related.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX6PID8vOkY
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Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on November 06, 2019, 01:30:57 AM
I do so love that movie.  ;D
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Post by: Regenbogen on November 06, 2019, 06:29:23 PM
Time warp!!!!!! ;D
My children can do the dance, since my husband played Frank'n'Furter with his theatre group. That was fun. I helped with the costumes and the make up.
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Post by: Dina on November 09, 2019, 12:46:53 AM
Good maen everyone! No much to say but I missed you people, so I decided to say hello.
We have called delivery tonight, empanadas. So I feel happy.
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Post by: Fcrate on November 09, 2019, 01:32:51 PM
Maen Dina! Empanadas again?  You're addicted to the stuff.
Myself I had grilled chicken. I left them to marinate for 3 days and used lemon tree wood to cook them so..... Euphoria.
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Post by: Otlan on November 09, 2019, 03:15:00 PM
@Gil and Regen: I love that movie a lot, mostly because Tim Curry is one of my all time favirote Actorss n_n <3 ! Me and my frineds go every Halloween to see it, and it's actually pretty Theraputic n_n .
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Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on November 09, 2019, 03:27:39 PM
I've never been able to see it performed. =( But we own the movie.
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Post by: Regenbogen on November 09, 2019, 06:06:04 PM
I've never been able to see it performed. =( But we own the movie.
I've seen it performed before I knew there was a movie  :o
Or more like, I didn't realize the movie was supposed to be the same as the theatre version, only as movie. It was the title: The Rocky Horror Show in theatre and The Rocky Horror Picture Show as movie.
In a theatre it is really funny: people bring rice, paper hats, water pistols (for the rain) and many come in costume.
So you can actively take part.

I've seen several theatre groups playing it. It was always very good.
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Post by: Dina on November 09, 2019, 06:37:18 PM
Well, I have never seen it in theatre (not common here) but I've seen the movie because, as Otlan, I love Tim Curry too. He is one of the best  :)

Maen Dina! Empanadas again?  You're addicted to the stuff.
Myself I had grilled chicken. I left them to marinate for 3 days and used lemon tree wood to cook them so..... Euphoria.

The chicken sounds great. But...really? Did I say I eat a lot of empanadas? That is weird, because I only remember to have had them twice since my surgery (the other one was a celebratory occasion, Election Day  :)). We Argentinians love empanadas indeed, specially as a side dish for pizza, but I am not having them so often now. It is true I think they are delicious.
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Post by: Fcrate on November 09, 2019, 07:40:34 PM
Well, I have never seen it in theatre (not common here) but I've seen the movie because, as Otlan, I love Tim Curry too. He is one of the best  :)

The chicken sounds great. But...really? Did I say I eat a lot of empanadas? That is weird, because I only remember to have had them twice since my surgery (the other one was a celebratory occasion, Election Day  :)). We Argentinians love empanadas indeed, specially as a side dish for pizza, but I am not having them so often now. It is true I think they are delicious.
Ah, we say here hunger is the best cook :D
And yes, you mentioned a couple of months ago having the empanadas and explained them to me, and I mentioned that we have a bigger version of it called hawawshi, and it's sort of the common on the go dinner for everyone. You can't order it here though, you have to find a take-away restaurant, or a butcher. Every butcher has an oven to make them with fresh meat.
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Post by: Dina on November 09, 2019, 07:50:02 PM
LOL, yes, I remember the explanation about the hawawshi but, as you said, that was months ago. I wouldn't call it to be "addicted".
And yes, pizza and empanadas were the first things to be delivered here. Only later you began to be able to order pretty much all kind of foods. Well, not Egyptian, dough. I don't remember any Egyptian restaurant here. The whole African continent is not very well represented here (there are a few ones) but we do have several Arabian food places that have some dishes that are eat in Egypt too, or so I understand.
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Post by: Fcrate on November 09, 2019, 07:58:35 PM
Well, Arabian cusine is pretty much interlinked. Specific countries have specific dishes of course, but we mostly eat the same things. And Egyptians especially eat a collection of all arabic dishes, which is understandable given our history.
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Post by: Dina on November 09, 2019, 08:26:12 PM
Of course, a geographic proximity explains a shared cuisine, both for the fact that people moving from one country to another takes their food, but also because of same area usually grows same produces. And in your case, Arabian food is delicious, so why not to have it?
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Post by: Doroga's Cousin on November 14, 2019, 10:49:32 PM
Hi Weird. :)
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Post by: Dina on November 15, 2019, 01:17:52 AM
DC!! Good to see you, sorry I was not here when you came. How are you doing?
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Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on November 15, 2019, 10:40:33 PM
Hello DC. *bows politely*
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Post by: Dina on November 15, 2019, 11:39:58 PM
And hello to you too, Gil!
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Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on November 16, 2019, 12:33:10 AM
Hey Dina. How goes everything?
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Post by: Dina on November 16, 2019, 12:48:33 AM
All is going well, specially now that I am home, under the AC  :D- It has been a very hot day... Also, I had my hair dyed, so I feel young and pretty now.
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Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on November 16, 2019, 12:54:44 AM
That's good, it's important to take care of yourself. Albeit, I'm sure there are plenty of people who would argue you didn't need a hair cut for that but how you think of yourself is important.

We're having the opposite problem up here. But I love the cold so I'm fine with it.
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Post by: Dina on November 16, 2019, 01:00:54 AM
I agree I did not need a haircut!  :). But I work hard for my salary and if I only spend it in things I need it would be depressing and not worthy. I actually hate going to the hair saloon but I like the results.

Yes, I remember you like the cold. I was actually fine inside even without the AC, but around noon it was really so hot it was difficult to breath normally.
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Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on November 16, 2019, 01:04:44 AM
Amen to that. If I don't treat myself sometimes I might just go clinically insane instead of just socially.

I haven't ran into that very often but I think I know what you mean by the breathing thing.
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Post by: Dina on November 16, 2019, 01:13:57 AM
I was actually weird because it was not actually THAT hot but I believe the air pressure was too low.
But yesterday (also hot, but not so much as today) there was a special discount in ice cream, and we took it. It was great and we still have a little of it in the freezer.
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Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on November 16, 2019, 01:21:43 AM
Hmm. Okay, as long as your okay.

I could use such a discount, but I'm also perfectly willing to just eat ice cream during winter so...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 16, 2019, 01:29:36 AM
Yes, I like ice cream all the year long but I admit there are a few days in Winter when I wouldn't want to buy icecream.
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Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on November 16, 2019, 01:31:28 AM
I think for me it's more a matter of how hungry I am than what the temperature it is. But I'm often times weird on these matters.
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Post by: Dina on November 16, 2019, 01:48:02 AM
speaking of hungry...dinner is happening. See you later!
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Post by: Gilitine_Memitim on November 16, 2019, 01:50:38 AM
take care, and have a good dinner.
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Post by: Dina on November 16, 2019, 07:15:15 AM
Sorry I did not come back until now.
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Post by: wardenferry419 on November 18, 2019, 10:20:49 PM
Good maen, y'all. I see that the book is waiting for the publisher's okay. Doing well on Pokemon. Caught 490 and seen 510. So, I am getting there. Home life is status quo.
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Post by: Dina on November 18, 2019, 11:33:42 PM
Very well! I've been playing for ever and I only have 429/481- I am particularly sad about not having a chance to complete the original 151. Besides not having a Zapdos and Mewtwo there is a Pokemon I can't have because it only appears in Oceania  :'(
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on November 20, 2019, 11:46:48 PM
Still a chance for Zapdos. It is one possible part of weekly research reward. I think Giovanni might have a shadow version sometime after Articuno. Maybe someday they will allow more flexible and distant trade; I would happily trade a M2 with you for a Heracross. I am, also, Zangoose-less.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 21, 2019, 12:18:41 AM
Yes, I've got my zangoose in the UK, IIRC. And I have many heracross, so I would love to trade with you.
And I've got Moltres a couple of weeks ago, so yes, hoping for Zapdos too.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 23, 2019, 12:35:33 AM
Actually I was wrong. I've got Zangoose here. It was another Pokémon the one I found in England.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on November 23, 2019, 04:53:28 PM
I'm not a player, so I don't know a lot about Pokémon. I have watched two movies with my 13 years younger cousin when he was about 8-9 years old. And he had collected cards for gaming with his friends. It was all very new then, there was quite the hype around pokemon at that time, especially among boys of his age. He rarely talked about anything else.
Later I just heard funny stories about people with cell phones hunting for Pokémon falling into an open gully or running into walls or hurting themselves while climbing over walls and so on.

Do I understand that correctly, that there seem to be different Pokémon to collect in different countries? Or are they just special ones? One can trade with other players or send Pokémon to another player?  And what do you do with them? The more Pokémon you have the higher your level? You can let them fight against another player one's?
A bit like the old card game maybe, except you actually have to go to places and find them?

Sorry for asking. I'm just interested in how it works. Don't want to play myself, though.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 23, 2019, 08:39:40 PM
"Your questions don't bother" (that is a rough translation of a sign that can be seen in many stores here)

Most Pokemon can be found everywhere, but there are some of them which are "regional", meaning that they only appear in specific areas of the world. That said, some pokémon that according to internet are regional have appeared here (I have them), which I guess happened in specific events. Same is true for some pokémon ("legendary") wich are very difficult to see.

Players can trade other pokemon with other players that they have previously befriended (which is a thing, you befriended someone and can send them a gift each day. The more gifts you exchanged with your friends, a better friendship you have and that gives you and them some special bonus.). You can also fight your friends' pokemon and get some awards for that. But the problem is that you can only trade with your friends when you are physically close to them. That means, I can do a combat with Wardenferry, who is in USA while I am in Argentina, but I can't trade with him.

So, my only way to get the particular Pokemon I was discussing was traveling to Australia or befriend somebody who has been in Australia and has several said Pokemon to exchange with me. Not very probable.

Your level is raised by winning points, and you do that many ways: catching wild pokemon, hatching a pokemon egg (what you do by activating the hatching and walking. Some eggs need you to walk 2km, other 5, 7, or 10. The eggs that need more walking to hatch have a better chance of giving you a better pokémon), winning combats with your friends, winning combats in pokemon gyms (where you fight the pokemon that players you don't know have left there) and doing raids, which are things you can do alone or with other players (not necessarily your friends) against a single pokemon who is normally quite powerful.

Now, the gifts you send to your friends are random (I mean, not the sender not the receiver knows what is inside until the gift is open) and they include points, potions to heal your injured pokemon, and, eventually, an egg. I THINK there is a chance that if I befriend someone in Australia and they send me an egg it can hatch an Australian pokemon. But I am not sure and I don't have any Australian friends, though.

If you need more details, I am ready for answers (I left a few details out)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on November 23, 2019, 10:39:09 PM
Ah, now I see.
So, if you had a player-friend in Australia, he could send you an egg but not a full grown Pokémon? And that could become an Australia specific one, but it would be more likely it turned out to be an everywhere Pokémon?

If that hypothetical friend would travel to Argentina (or how close does he have to be?) or both of you would for example travel to China, could you send each other Pokémon?



By the way. They are showing "The Thing" on TV. Haven't seen that in a while. The spider-head was the only thing I remembered.



And I could ask my cousin, if he plays. I can imagine he does. Currently he is back in Germany to study, but he travels a lot. I know, he has been to Indonesia and China. Maybe even in Australia.
Wouldn't it be funny, if he was a player and managed to collect the Australian ones, and could be convinced to befriend you and that Argentina would be best for his next travel season? ;)
If it could be done that way and several other big if's.  ;D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on November 23, 2019, 10:48:12 PM
Maen all! Busy week, but tonight had a BBQ so all is well. Ate a little too much maybe, but who's counting :D
Regen: That chain of events is worthy of a Tom & Jerry mouse trap. :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on November 23, 2019, 11:28:55 PM
Fcrate! ;D
I had a lot of rice pudding with sugar, cinnamon and apple puree for dinner.

This afternoon I joined my daughter's children's choir rehearsal. They wanted me to play the big tenor flute. I did that once, so now they ask every year. And I can't say no. I don't want to lie.

A lot of Christmas related activities the last two months of the year.
Tomorrow we are going to the cinema. Frozen 2. The girls are very excited. It is in the cinemas since Wednesday.



And now they are showing "Pitch Black" on TV. I should really go to sleep, but my stomach is still too full, I can not imagine to lie down.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 23, 2019, 11:48:56 PM
Ah, now I see.
So, if you had a player-friend in Australia, he could send you an egg but not a full grown Pokémon? And that could become an Australia specific one, but it would be more likely it turned out to be an everywhere Pokémon?
Yes, and I am not sure if there is even possible for me to have a regional pokemon from an egg. I believe someone told me so once, but I am not sure.

If that hypothetical friend would travel to Argentina (or how close does he have to be?) or both of you would for example travel to China, could you send each other Pokémon?
They need to be really close but yes, if we found ourselves in a restaurant of China, for instance, we could trade pokemon.

By the way. They are showing "The Thing" on TV. Haven't seen that in a while. The spider-head was the only thing I remembered.

I don't normally watch horror movies, they...well, they scare me and I don't enjoy them.

And I could ask my cousin, if he plays. I can imagine he does. Currently he is back in Germany to study, but he travels a lot. I know, he has been to Indonesia and China. Maybe even in Australia.
Wouldn't it be funny, if he was a player and managed to collect the Australian ones, and could be convinced to befriend you and that Argentina would be best for his next travel season? ;)
If it could be done that way and several other big if's.  ;D

That would be super fun! Also, many Germans come here to visit, so that part wouldn't be out of the realm of probabilities.

Frozen 2. The girls are very excited. It is in the cinemas since Wednesday.

Can't you believe they won't release it here until January?  :)

Hi Fcrate! How are you?
I am not too happy because my football team lost the Libertadores World Cup with Flamengo. It was not just that, we were winning since minute 15 I believe, and they did 2 goals at 88 and 92 or 93 minutes. It was awful. But I am still satisfied with our game.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on November 24, 2019, 07:04:14 PM
So, we are back from the cinema. Frozen 2 was nice. Sometimes I thought, Oh no, not singing again, but the songs were really good.
In the German version Elsa's songs are sung by Willemijn Verkaik. I actually liked the songs better in German than in English, because she has a really good voice. There is more feeling in it in my opinion.
Yes, OK, I like Frozen. I admit it.
I almost cried in the first movie (it was the way she sang) and I did cry in the cinema today. There was a song, Anna was singing that got me.

For those who have to go see it (or maybe even want to  ;) ):
Stay until after the end credits. There is a little extra.


@ Dina: As for Horror Movies
I don't actually like them in general. I just had to see a lot of them, because some of my friends are fans. What I don't like are those, where everyone just gets killed in a disgusting and bloody way with almost no real storytelling.
What I like, but don't watch very often (because it really scares me) are movies, that are subtle, play with primal fear. Fear of darkness, being followed and so on.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 24, 2019, 07:19:12 PM
Those are the worse for me  :)

I really liked Frozen (the first one). I don't know if I will be able to watch Frozen II on theater, as they often offer animated movies only dubbed in Spanish. I like to see the original versions, with subtitles, so sometimes I wait until it is in on demand, or Netflix or whatever. And speaking about the songs...the Frozen ones were lovely but I actually love the Tangled one (I see the light) much better.

I also watched the first season of the Tangled tv show and I loved the opening, but Netflix is not offering it anymore and my on demand only has it dubbed, so I have not watched season 2 or 3 yet.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on November 24, 2019, 08:29:49 PM
I liked Tangled too, but don't know the TV show.
Children's films I have to watch dubbed in German, because the children are watching them and I'm allowed to participate. The little one can't read yet and the big one can't read fast enough.

What I liked about the first Frozen:
Elsa didn't get married, she's not even in love.
Anna drools when she is sleeping.
Frozen Anna wasn't saved by
(click to show/hide)
Prince Hans was a good looking guy, who seemed nice
(click to show/hide)
When Anna told Kristof, that she was in love with Prince Hans and they plan to get married, he told her, that you don't marry someone you,ve just met. Just like Elsa told her before.

I liked that, because they used the typical clichés of older movies or stories of that kind, and did it differently.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on November 24, 2019, 09:28:21 PM
Hey Dina! I'm doing well, and yourself?
The newest kitten was apparently hit by some of the neighbour's kids. I suspect one girl in particular, as she's especially cruel. The kitten can't move her hind legs. I tested it and she appears to still feel them, so I'm starting to give it anti-inflammatories and vit. B. We'll see if it improved during the next week, if not then....
@Regen: I liked the first Frozen, but I don't think it's worth going all the way to the nearest cinema (2 hours away) for the new one. What you said about true love's kiss reminded me of the movie "Maleficient" where she was woken by her godmother's kiss. Much closer to reality imo.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 26, 2019, 05:25:34 AM
Hello everyone

Oh, Fcrate, how sad. I would love to have a few words with that girl-I am really hoping for the best for the kitty.

And yes, I like that about Maleficent too, and about Frozen.

Regen, I have the Tangled show in Spanish in...Disney XD, I believe. I supposed is in the original language everywhere, so give it a chance if you can. It's cute and the first season was good (I can't tell about the others, obviously)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on November 26, 2019, 07:29:09 PM

Regen, I have the Tangled show in Spanish in...Disney XD, I believe. I supposed is in the original language everywhere, so give it a chance if you can. It's cute and the first season was good (I can't tell about the others, obviously)

Thank you, Dina. I'll give it a try. I think I've Seen it once somewhere. Tomorrow I'm going top secret Christmas shopping. There is a store with children's things and games half an our from my home. They also have DVDs.
Pokémon: Sorry, but my cousin doesn't play. But he has at least been to Australia once. It was worth a try.

@Fcrate: poor kitten. Hope she makes it. Wish you luck.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 26, 2019, 08:01:59 PM
I don't have kids (a choice and hubby and I did many years ago) and the only times I regret that are in dates for making gifts for kids (Christmas, Children's Day, Three wise men Day). I love to have excuses to go to toy stores and see all the amazing things there.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on November 27, 2019, 02:00:58 AM
We took our demon-spawn to see Frozen. It went well for the most part. I enjoyed Kristoff's song best.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 27, 2019, 04:08:52 AM
I am glad it went well. I will have patience with that movie.
Did you read the dialogue with Regenbogen about Pokemon?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on November 27, 2019, 04:31:31 PM
We took our demon-spawn to see Frozen. It went well for the most part. I enjoyed Kristoff's song best.
Hi, how old are yours? My 5year old was pretty scared sometimes.

Didn't make it to the store today. Too many other things holding me up. So I'll have to go tomorrow. Need advent calendars. Sunday's the first of December!
Every year the same. I'm always late with preparations.
Last week another mother from Kindergarten asked me, what kind of decoration I have for Christmas. I have a little star at the front door. And inside I have decorated the kitchen with dirty dishes and the shelves and cupboards with dust. ;D Told her that maybe I'm going to paint little stars in the dust. She looked at me, as if I was weird. Don't understand why...  ;)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on November 28, 2019, 11:06:09 AM
LOL, that is fun!
Traditionally here the Christmas tree is prepared on December 8th (wich is a religious holiday) and same for many Christmas decoration. Of course stores begin their Christmas season weeks before but traditionally people at home does it by Dec. 8. We will see if we can do it in time this year or not.
Well, I have to go now. See you later all, have a good maen and Happy Thanksgiving for those celebrating it!!! :) :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 01, 2019, 01:11:29 AM
I am glad it went well. I will have patience with that movie.
Did you read the dialogue with Regenbogen about Pokemon?
Yep, I read it. I have hatched so many 7km eggs that I don't go for them much. My main goal is acquiring 10km eggs. Need to get that Deino. Can't seem to find it in the wild. Finally got my first Nincada. Of the Gen 5 (Unova), I have 39 to 40 different types. Found a group that does Tier 5 raids on Wednesday and have been working the legendaries. Hope things are going well with everyone.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 01, 2019, 05:23:55 AM
I have very few pokemon, specially of gen5 (Teselia, maybe?). I do have a nincada (two actually) and I wish I had someone to make big raids too but alas not such luck.

All is well here, how was your Thanksgiving?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 02, 2019, 02:45:59 PM
Turkey Day did not go well. My wife lost her bag with her wallet, house keys, and $200 while looking at Christmas lights. When we went back to find it; it was gone. She has been an emotional wreck ever since. I tried to comfort her but that doesn't seem to be helping any. Me, I have been sleeping less do to paranoia that someone might get into the house. I have to stay at home for the next 2 days waiting for our new locks to come by mail. The loss of the money has made finances tight until payday on Friday. So, I would say that most everybody had a better Thanksgiving than us.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 02, 2019, 06:48:14 PM
I am very sorry about that and I hope that new locks arrive soon, so you can sleep better. The more probable scenario is that someone got happy with the money and the bag itself and discarded the keys. I mean, the person who found it is probably a dishonest who took the chance to get money but they won't be actively entering a house. That would be a more serious crime and they won't risk that. Of course, I understand being anxious about that anyway, and new locks will put your mind at ease.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 02, 2019, 08:07:50 PM
@wardenferry
This is awful. I wish you luck and new locks as soon as possible. So you and your wife can sleep without fear again.

@Dina: I have decoration now. Not much but there is a saying here translated literally "less is more". Usually we start at Dec 1 with the decoration.
And the shop didn't have the Tangled TV show. But it's OK. There are birthdays coming, too. Or maybe the easter bunny will hide it somewhere behind a tree.  ;)




Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 02, 2019, 09:47:47 PM
Thanks for your words. Heck of a way to start the holidays.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 02, 2019, 11:55:28 PM
LOL Regen! Well I have no decoration yet, I will see if I do it at December 8th, as it's the tradition here. But for now, I will see if I buy a new Christmas tree this week, so it's ready to be decorated on Sunday. I am not sure I will have time, but I hope so.
Meanwhile, I am very happy because it was announced that there will be a new Doctor Who episode on January 1st.

WF, yes, it's a bummer, but try to be optimistic, hopefully there are good things waiting for you on this holidays.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 03, 2019, 12:29:20 AM
Maen all. @WF: Dina's logic seems sound. Don't worry too much. Did the locks arrive already? if not, latches are your best friend :)
@Regen: Hi! :D
@Dina: Hey there. The kitten is a little better, can move its legs now but still can't support any weight on them, so it's still crawling.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 03, 2019, 12:41:11 AM
Hi there! Well, I am glad to hear the kitten is better, Fcrate. Does she hurt? I mean, when someone touches her legs.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on December 03, 2019, 06:50:10 AM
Hi guys, how's it going? I've just finished reading Blood Rites and White Night again, and it just makes me want more of the Black Court and Elaine.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 03, 2019, 01:45:44 PM
I have a latch for front door and a chair braced under doorknob of side door. Believe me, I am all about home security. Amazon says locks should be here today. Hopefully the replacing part will go smoothly; I am not very mechanically-inclined.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 03, 2019, 04:22:33 PM
@wardenferry: Don't worry, you'll do fine. How difficult can it be? Just some screws and stuff. It isn't complicated. I'm sure.

@everyone
I have just finished Changes again. Wanted to read something else first, but there it was. Now I think screw that, I'll read the last 3 too, and nothing in between.
I didn't remember the fun parts of Changes or that there even were any. In my memory it was just shocking revelation, destruction, destruction, fire, destruction, desperation, more fire, destruction, death, ice, death, more revelation, death and destruction, love, the end. ;D

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 03, 2019, 08:32:31 PM
Maen all.  Dina: no pain there. It feels the touch though.
@Regen: Damn but now you make me want to read them too...
@warden: it's very easy as long as the old ones aren't all messed up.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 04, 2019, 06:53:36 AM
Well, that is something, Fcrate, I am glad she is not in pain.

Changes was the first JB book that I could not love and then same happened with GS and CD. I still like them but I always hated the existence of Maggie Jr and I could never recover the delight I had in the previous books. That said, I loved SG. You should have met me at the Changes time, I complained all day here (all the forum was much more talkative at the time. Weird was always inhabited!)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on December 04, 2019, 07:01:54 AM
Ghost Story definitely is not my favorite book. The story just feels kind of awkward on it, plus for a book about a wizard it's fairly light on the magical concepts. Cold Days and Skin Game are, in my opinion, so much better.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 04, 2019, 07:03:48 AM
(((((((((DC)))))))))))) Well, DC, you were here when I ranted  :D
How are you doing nowadays?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on December 04, 2019, 07:09:24 AM
I don't remember the rants, but I'll take your word for it. ;)
Eh, I'm working retail during the holidays. It means that I'm working a lot of hours and making decent money, but I'm a part time worker so no benefits which truly sucks. I should be hearing back from an interview I had a couple of weeks ago soonish, so we'll see how that turns out. How about you, Dina?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 04, 2019, 07:16:44 AM
Well, most of the rants were outside the SHOV, in the spoilers section.
To be honest, that sounds good enough for the holidays. What kind of work are we talking about?
All is going more or less the same here, I am having some busy days but hopefully around the holidays it will be somewhat better...at least if I can manage to do all the shopping.
I've seen the most beautiful Swaroski figurines of Star Wars characters. They are ridiculously expensive, but it has been great to see them in the store.
Oh, and I know we shouldn't discuss politics but I can tell you that we will have a new president on December 10th and I am so excited and looking forward it...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 04, 2019, 10:53:04 AM
I was having more problems with Cold Days. I was confused, because it appeared to me, that some people were acting, as if Ghost Story never happened, or acting, as if something different had happened. But then I thought, maybe it has and there is a reason that will be explained later. Or never.

But hey, weird! Hello and good maen again. 
I wanted to say, that it finally happened: I have outwitted myself! Yeah!
I can't find where I have hidden my husband's birthday present. It's a book.
Where would I hide a book, so that he doesn't see it? I can't even remember, if I left it in the package. Or in which room I hid it. One should NEVER change one's usual hiding places, but I had to do it, since we moved our bedroom into a smaller room, so that our daughter could have a room of her own. Now there is less space to hide presents. ::)
But while searching I found other things that were missing, like my blue wig. And my summer coat.  ;D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 04, 2019, 07:28:57 PM
*Rises out of the Shadows, haveing been summoned back to this plain of exsitance.* Hello all n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 04, 2019, 07:39:00 PM
Otlan! I've missed you!

Fcrate, well, that is something, I am glad to hear poor kitten is not in pain.

Regenbogen, you made me laugh. Well, let's search under the bed, between the clean bedsheets and perhaps in a purse. And good for finding things! I wish I had a blue wig.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 05, 2019, 12:22:04 AM
I was having more problems with Cold Days. I was confused, because it appeared to me, that some people were acting, as if Ghost Story never happened, or acting, as if something different had happened. But then I thought, maybe it has and there is a reason that will be explained later. Or never.

But hey, weird! Hello and good maen again. 
I wanted to say, that it finally happened: I have outwitted myself! Yeah!
I can't find where I have hidden my husband's birthday present. It's a book.
Where would I hide a book, so that he doesn't see it? I can't even remember, if I left it in the package. Or in which room I hid it. One should NEVER change one's usual hiding places, but I had to do it, since we moved our bedroom into a smaller room, so that our daughter could have a room of her own. Now there is less space to hide presents. ::)
But while searching I found other things that were missing, like my blue wig. And my summer coat.  ;D
Haha! You remind me of my mother. Whenever she cleaned our rooms she'd put all the junk in its proper place, where is that? we couldn't say, and neither could she. She never remembered, which is the reason we all scrambled to clean our rooms before she found them too digusting and intervened. I had a space between my bed and the wall that was about 20 cm, completely closed off, and it hid all my treasures (books that I read while pretending to study, gameboy, hidden treats, my bad grade in an Arabic test, etc) and if mother ever cleaned, I was doomed.
Um, blue? what kind of blue? I'm imagining a bright turquoise wig that you use to scare the children. lol
Okay did you check the freezer? Or  :o the trash bin?
*Rises out of the Shadows, haveing been summoned back to this plain of exsitance.* Hello all n_n .
Hey Otlan! You shall not pass! Go back to the shadows.
Otlan! I've missed you!

Fcrate, well, that is something, I am glad to hear poor kitten is not in pain.

Regenbogen, you made me laugh. Well, let's search under the bed, between the clean bedsheets and perhaps in a purse. And good for finding things! I wish I had a blue wig.
And I wish I knew someone who wore a blue wig so I can make fun of them. :D
And thanks for the kind thoughts Dina. Though if she doesn't improve she will be at a severe disadvantage, not expected to survive long in the open. On the other hand, my dogs always chase the cats around for fun (never harming any, not unless the cats try to steal their food) but they seem to ignore the injured kitten now, the never chase it or growl at it, even from 20 cm away from their food. Odd.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 05, 2019, 12:36:37 AM
Hi! Not that odd, they don't really want to harm the furry things, just have fun with them. No fun in playing with an injured cat. Hopefully she will get better but don't be surprised if she tries to stay around and not "in the open".

Wigs are expensive even the obviously done just for fun. I once tried to buy a blonde wig (I am a typical Argentinian brunette) to match a Supergirl costume I had rented, but I decided it was too expensive.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 05, 2019, 12:52:30 AM
I like them to stay around Dina, to do their jobs, but it's near impossible to stop them from going outside the farm. Minion almost always stays inside during winters, whenever she finds me asleep she nudges my head to ask me to lift the covers for her. And now her kitten (from the previous litter) is sleeping next to us as well, but it's still to scared to stay under the covers, so it sleeps near my legs. Toasty warm :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 05, 2019, 01:18:14 AM
Oh yes. Cats are great warmers! So I am sure the little one will try to stay inside now that Winter is coming. I am glad for Minion and her daughter having a warm bed too.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 05, 2019, 01:24:09 AM
I did name the daughter Athena, and she responds to it, but as I explained earlier, she responds to "Minion" too. Even better than her own name. Stupid cat -.-
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 05, 2019, 01:29:41 AM
  :)
Athena is such a lovely name.

Today is suppose to be a cool night but they are forcasting very warm nights since tomorrow. Bleh.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 07, 2019, 01:07:07 AM
Just because, pictures of the dogs of our future president (who will begin his presidency next Tuesday)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B5AbJ5UHoN_/

They are father (Dylan) and son (Procer).
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 08, 2019, 01:17:43 PM
So much hair..clean and fluffy.. they make my dogs look like they got the mange.
Maen Dina.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 08, 2019, 04:17:55 PM
Otlan! I've missed you!

Fcrate, well, that is something, I am glad to hear poor kitten is not in pain.

Regenbogen, you made me laugh. Well, let's search under the bed, between the clean bedsheets and perhaps in a purse. And good for finding things! I wish I had a blue wig.

*Pounce Huggles!!!!!*  I missed you too Di-Di n_n <3 !!

@Regen: *Chuckles* The Belrog, I ain't, and Gandolf the Gray you ain't XD . *Stays right where I am.*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 08, 2019, 07:32:08 PM
So much hair..clean and fluffy.. they make my dogs look like they got the mange.
Maen Dina.

LOL! Yes, they are spoiled  :), but so lovely.

And ((((Otlan))))
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 09, 2019, 02:41:04 PM
LOL! Yes, they are spoiled  :), but so lovely.

And ((((Otlan))))

So what mischife have you lot gotten up to while I've been away?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 09, 2019, 10:33:20 PM
Thanks for the battles. I enjoy doing it. I tried to accept your Pokemon battle challenge but game glitched. I got star-dust; what did you get? If you ever need to battle for research; I will always be happy to be your opponent. Take care and have a good day!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 10, 2019, 04:38:03 AM
I've got some stardust too, not so much as you, I guess. But I had fun. And yes, in fact in the last battle I did not want to do a rematch because I was near my stop (I was commuting) but the button to left the battle had disappeared, so I had to click rematch.
I will battle you again whenever I can.

So what mischife have you lot gotten up to while I've been away?

Not much, but my country is having a new president starting today (Dec. 10)!  :)


Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 10, 2019, 02:05:55 PM
I've got some stardust too, not so much as you, I guess. But I had fun. And yes, in fact in the last battle I did not want to do a rematch because I was near my stop (I was commuting) but the button to left the battle had disappeared, so I had to click rematch.
I will battle you again whenever I can.

Not much, but my country is having a new president starting today (Dec. 10)!  :)

Whoo-hoo n.n ! Let's hope they do better then the last bone head n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 10, 2019, 05:29:04 PM
Maen all.  Hey Otlan.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 10, 2019, 10:05:09 PM
Whoo-hoo n.n ! Let's hope they do better then the last bone head n_n .
I do hope so. At least, it is quite difficult to do it worse. We have so much hope right now.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 11, 2019, 03:46:50 PM
Maen all.  Hey Otlan.

Sup Crate n_n ?

@Dina: *Huggles tight* I'm rooting for you guys n_n . Maby then you can show my country a thing or two on how Democracy is supposed to work XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on December 11, 2019, 08:18:17 PM
I despise talking on the phone. Especially when I'm trying to follow up on an interview and I get the person's voicemail. It's 2019, who still uses voicemail?! *Grumble mutter*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: JinElusion on December 11, 2019, 08:44:07 PM
*Raises hand*  :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 11, 2019, 10:30:39 PM
*raises hand too* I don't like using the phone either, but I still do it.

Hello everyone, Jin, DC, so good to have you back. Otlan, thanks, but I am doubtful. Trump representative threw a tantrum and left early because in the ceremony (our president being invested) there was a representative from Maduro, from Venezuela, and Rafael Correa, former president of Ecuador was there too.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 11, 2019, 10:36:52 PM
Hello Dina, Jin and DC :)
I never used voicemail. I don't even use call waiting, if you catch me free then it's fine (unless for some unfathomable reason I decide not to answer) otherwise you're shit out of luck. I think you guessed I don't like phones much. :D
Hey Otlan! I'm going hunting on Friday! ;)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 11, 2019, 11:45:39 PM
Maen everyone!!!

I always use voicemail, evrn when I'm at home, when I don't know the caller, when it is my boss and when I have other things to do than talking on the phone. I hate talking on the phone.
People can leave a message, maybe I call back, depending on the message. If one doesn't leave a message, the call was not important. Most of the time these are people trying to sell things I don't want.
When my boss leaves a message, I can decide when to call back. Usually, when she needs someone to take over a shift (in my free time), I call back 2-3 hours later. Often by that time, she has already found someone else.

I'm talking about the landline here. As I'm not paid for on-call duty, my cell phone number is not to be used for work related calls.
My cell phone is for me being able to make calls when not at home, for being called in an emergency, and not to annoy me during grocery shopping.

By the way: Found the book!!! It was in a drawer in one of my old baggy sweat pants I use for outside sports. Definitely a place where my husband wouldn't see it. I had to look three times in the same place to find it, even took it up once without noticing it. A really good hiding place. I am such a genius. ;D

I'm currently re-reading Ghost Story since last week, but it takes quite long. Maybe I'll skip it and continue with the next one. Not sure though.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 12, 2019, 12:31:50 AM
Hello Fcrate!

It has been a very hot day today but it is getting cooler now, and it seems it is going to rain.

Besides that, I am feeling great because I just had some avocado, which I like very much.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 12, 2019, 06:45:52 PM
*raises hand too* I don't like using the phone either, but I still do it.

Hello everyone, Jin, DC, so good to have you back. Otlan, thanks, but I am doubtful. Trump representative threw a tantrum and left early because in the ceremony (our president being invested) there was a representative from Maduro, from Venezuela, and Rafael Correa, former president of Ecuador was there too.

*Sighs and bows* I aplogize for my worthless poloticians Dina -_- . I can assure you and the rest of the world, not all of us are Biggited, Backassward Assholes -_- .

I hate talking 9n the phne with my sister, mostly because she dose it while she's driveing which makes it damn near impossdible to understand her, and because she tells me how I ought to run my life -_- .

@Fcrate: *Glowers a bit* Better not be Wolf hunting -_- ...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 12, 2019, 07:29:15 PM
Don't worry, Otlan, and I won't keep talking about that. I will only comment one thing, I remember many years ago (more than 4) we were talking here in the forums about the person responsible of economics here (I don't remember the USA similar position, Secretary of Treasury, I believe) who was a hit on the news of USA because of his good looks. Well, now, older but still quite handsome, he is the governor of the biggest of our provinces (Imagine, being the governor of California)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 12, 2019, 10:13:45 PM
I only hunt what I can eat Otlan :) we're going for pheasants and moor hens tomorrow.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 13, 2019, 08:46:30 AM
SNOW!!!! Yay!
Not much, but snow! Finally.
The last weeks it was just cold, you had to scratch ice from the cars and there was ugly cold wind. Now there are a few cute snowflakes falling from the sky. Everything still looks like covered with powder. Winter is here!  ;)



Good hunting, Fcrate!
Maen everybody!!!

Snow! Snow! Snow!  ;D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 13, 2019, 03:22:51 PM
Enjoy your snow! The only time I has a cold Christmas (in London!) There was no real snow, just a few white touches in the air that melt before touching the ground. It was lovely to see, anyways.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 14, 2019, 02:13:53 PM
Don't worry, Otlan, and I won't keep talking about that. I will only comment one thing, I remember many years ago (more than 4) we were talking here in the forums about the person responsible of economics here (I don't remember the USA similar position, Secretary of Treasury, I believe) who was a hit on the news of USA because of his good looks. Well, now, older but still quite handsome, he is the governor of the biggest of our provinces (Imagine, being the governor of California)

Wait, how did you guys get ahold of Arnold O_O !? I kid of course XD . But seriously, I did not know that. Hope he's doing a good job at least

@Fcrate: Good man n_n ! Should you ever require a hunting hound, I'm at your disposal n_n ! Though I will admit, I've never heard of a Moor Hen.

@Regen: *Hands you a Tobagan named Rosebud* Go nuts Kiddo XD !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 14, 2019, 04:37:52 PM
@Regen: *Hands you a Tobagan named Rosebud* Go nuts Kiddo XD !
LOL! Would love to. But the nice snow has been replaced by rain and storm. There is wet mud now. The snow will be back soon, I hope. Knew it would not last.
A day to stay inside. To improve my mood I took rainbow coloured wool and started to crochet a cap for my little daughter. I love making coloured things with wool, and am lucky my kids like to wear them. Because I don't. ;D Just want to make them.
I mostly wear black. A black winter cap is boring to make.

This morning at 6:30 the cat was bored and disturbed my sleep (I had planned to sleep very long). Apparently she was hungry. I let her out, got back into bed, fell asleep again, cat came back with a still squeaking mouse, which she ate beside my bed. I was to slow to stop her. Yuck! At least she could have brought one for me too.  ;)
After wiping away the blood stains it was a lazy day. I did nothing but eating, crocheting and some reading (still Ghost Story, but I'm almost done).

@Fcrate: was the hunt successful?

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 14, 2019, 07:48:25 PM
Wait, how did you guys get ahold of Arnold O_O !? I kid of course XD . But seriously, I did not know that. Hope he's doing a good job at least

Well, he began only 4 days ago, but I agree, I hope he is doing a good job. The former governor is a woman who likes to speak softly and smile like a doll, people called her Heidi or the Good Fairy, but she was actually very hard and (how to say it without breaking any forum regulation?) many people thought she was a really evil and cruel person. A wolf under the skin of a lamb, as we say. But many people (not the majority) loved her. Well, we will see how he does his job now.
LOL! Would love to. But the nice snow has been replaced by rain and storm. There is wet mud now. The snow will be back soon, I hope. Knew it would not last.
A day to stay inside. To improve my mood I took rainbow coloured wool and started to crochet a cap for my little daughter. I love making coloured things with wool, and am lucky my kids like to wear them. Because I don't. ;D Just want to make them.
I mostly wear black. A black winter cap is boring to make.

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This morning at 6:30 the cat was bored and disturbed my sleep (I had planned to sleep very long). Apparently she was hungry. I let her out, got back into bed, fell asleep again, cat came back with a still squeaking mouse, which she ate beside my bed. I was to slow to stop her. Yuck! At least she could have brought one for me too.  ;)
After wiping away the blood stains it was a lazy day. I did nothing but eating, crocheting and some reading (still Ghost Story, but I'm almost done).

Ouch, that about the mouse was awful but I am glad you have a nice lazy day. And it is great that your children love wearing what you do for them. It is great that you are so good at crocheting. And I understand black is very elegant and all-fitting but perhaps you can use a little color? It is fun!

I need to do some working here, see you later.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 14, 2019, 11:33:37 PM
@ Dina:
Sometimes I wear bright coloured socks. Does that count? ;D Or socks with motives: Snoopy, Star Wars, Hello Kitty, Simpsons and so on.

When I was younger I always had coloured hair. I liked blue. I really like Jim Butcher's blue hair. Reminds me of my blue phase.
But the blue hair was too much work for me, because if I don't bleach it first, it simply turns green. I am dark blonde. That results in an ugly dirty shade of green. I did that for the first time, when I was 15 on a Sunday with no emergency colour at home and no way to get some before Monday. So I had to go to school with dirty green hair. That was embarrassing. The bullies had fun teasing me, so I pretended it was planned that way and I kept it green for two weeks, so that they wouldn't think I cared for them laughing. Damned teenage pride.  ;)

But most of the time I had dark red or violet hair. I think I must have had almost every possible hair colour that existed. Except pink. I didn't like pink. The only times I regretted dying it was the green accident and the black hair. That really looked awful. LOL  ;D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 16, 2019, 12:26:39 AM
Thanks for the wishes. Our hunt was ok, it started raining heavily and we didn't find much to hunt, but we started patrolling again once it stopped and as usual the birds started going out while the sun was out, so we managed to get enough for a decent BBQ! (which we had yesterday. Yum!) Though I admit I didn't shoot much, as there wasn't lots of need for a lefty shooter on that trip for some reason.
This morning at 6:30 the cat was bored and disturbed my sleep (I had planned to sleep very long). Apparently she was hungry. I let her out, got back into bed, fell asleep again, cat came back with a still squeaking mouse, which she ate beside my bed. I was to slow to stop her. Yuck! At least she could have brought one for me too.  ;)
After wiping away the blood stains it was a lazy day.
Go kitty! Now that's a cat I can admire. I had to clean quite a few blood stains over the years, but I never complained. Much better than the alternative, though now I have a red carpet (heh).
@Otlan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moorhen
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 16, 2019, 06:05:20 PM
Go kitty! Now that's a cat I can admire. I had to clean quite a few blood stains over the years, but I never complained. Much better than the alternative, though now I have a red carpet (heh).
Yes, you are right, she's our tiny but fierce huntress.
The red carpet! LOL. We had a red carpet with patterns once. When the light was low you could not see mice organs on it. I once stepped barefoot on a stomach. Yuck.  ;D But you never saw the stains. Also I noticed, that cats who have to vomit prefer to do so on carpets.
In this house there is parquet floor or tiles with some small carpets in very few places.
Bella usually only leaves bloodstains or some grass. Good cat. Also doesn't vomit much. 8)


And my daughter likes her new cap. I'm not sure, how it is called in English. It is a rainbow coloured Zipfelmütze. Maybe a pointed cap with the pointed part hanging down. Looks cute and keeps warm.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on December 16, 2019, 07:50:35 PM
I see we finally got a date set for the book. Probably start my re-read around April Fool's Day.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 16, 2019, 09:04:21 PM
I will probably do the same!
I'll answer the other posts later, from home.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 17, 2019, 12:07:09 AM
Regen, my cats are always hungry, they leave nothing but a couple of drops of blood, so no stepping into mouse entrails for me... They way you stepped on the stomach reminds me of a little rituals that some people still believe in over here, if a woman can't conceive, she has to step over a freshly slaughtered bull right to left 3 times. You didn't get pregnant after you stepped on the mouse, did you?  ::)  About the vomit, thankfully I only had that problem once, when I made a mistake and washed the cats with Deltamethrin that's designed for large animals. I've never seen them vomit otherwise.
A wizard's hat? Heh. Heh... I hope she gets a wand on christmas to go with it.
Hello warden! for myself I'll postpone the re-read till may. I want to finish exactly the day I can get Peace talks, which is probably around the 3rd of August.
Dina, that sounds ominous... you're probably rolling up your sleeves and getting ready to flay us with words and probably psychic attacks over the ether. ;D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 17, 2019, 04:11:27 AM
LOL, Fcrate! That reminds me other times here in the forum. Some of the inhabitants of this Weird would say I had some magical powers  :). Mainly because of my skills to summon people here, but also because of the infamous story of how one of my friends, who was teasing me, retreated in horror when her home was visited by maggots.

WF, that sounds like a good plan. As I said, I may do the same.

Regen, ugh about standing on mice remains. And I am very glad your daughter liked her hat. I am sure she looks great. Also, I read with interest about your hair phases. I never changed the color of my hair more than a couple of tones when I fail to achieve my natural color (trying to hide the white hairs). I did have a stripe or two of violet once or twice, but nothing more than that.

I have a new Christmas tree this year! I decided it was high time to retire the old one, and we bough a new one, which is taller and slender. Looks good!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 18, 2019, 06:36:37 PM
LOL! Would love to. But the nice snow has been replaced by rain and storm. There is wet mud now. The snow will be back soon, I hope. Knew it would not last.
A day to stay inside. To improve my mood I took rainbow coloured wool and started to crochet a cap for my little daughter. I love making coloured things with wool, and am lucky my kids like to wear them. Because I don't. ;D Just want to make them.
I mostly wear black. A black winter cap is boring to make.

This morning at 6:30 the cat was bored and disturbed my sleep (I had planned to sleep very long). Apparently she was hungry. I let her out, got back into bed, fell asleep again, cat came back with a still squeaking mouse, which she ate beside my bed. I was to slow to stop her. Yuck! At least she could have brought one for me too.  ;)
After wiping away the blood stains it was a lazy day. I did nothing but eating, crocheting and some reading (still Ghost Story, but I'm almost done).

@Fcrate: was the hunt successful?

Bah, stinking Weather -_- ! *Yells up at the sky* WOULD YOU MAKE UP YOUR STINKING MIND ALREADY!?!?!?

You like to dress in Black Huh? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY8_vZXo8oY

LOL XD !! At least your cat is a good hunter XD . My cats take a while to kill and eat mice, and they live out doors. As for stepping on the remnats, stuff like that is why I started wareing slipers a round my house -_- .

And I looked up the tranlation of that hat you made. The English version would be a Ski Hat or Stocking Cap. If it was made of a diffrent matrieal, it can also mean Night Cap n_n .

@Fcrate: Oh! They look a lot like ducks XD . Well, I'm glad you guys had a sucsessful hunt and BBQ n_n . I hope you brought tribuet though XD .

@Dina: Ah, a Wolf in Sheeps Clothing. Ya, unfortently that a pretty typical politican -_- . At least she's gone now though n_n .

And you are magical Dina XD ! You summoned me back here didn't you n_n ?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 18, 2019, 08:22:36 PM
A wolf in sheep´s clothing, yes, that is the translation, Otlan. Thank you.

I feel like I have low batteries. Not my phone or any other device but myself. I am so looking forward a few days of rest. I have almost decided not to come to work on Monday 23 (we will have 24 and 25 off because of the Holidays). I need to do some shopping.

This year will be a little different. For the last several years (except when we went to London) hubby and I spent our Christmas with another couple, but this year she is not doing too well, so the husband is going to do the entrée (and buy the icecream for dessert) and we are going to buy Arabian food. Easy and relaxed. 
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 19, 2019, 12:25:08 AM
Good maen, everybody!

@Otlan
Found a picture. The cap looks a bit like that. Only rainbow coloured. Hope the link works 8) Btw mine looks better! :)

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=%2BVPpwsXe&id=5EB3BD7D9AA91B335DD2CDFD1CFEF2E7F987EC06&thid=OIP.-VPpwsXexNM1L7y7-eq5QAHaHq&mediaurl=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm2.static.flickr.com%2F1248%2F1425799751_7ef89c5771.jpg&exph=500&expw=483&q=zipfelm%c3%bctze&simid=608017143360718145&selectedindex=110&ajaxhist=0&vt=4&eim=1,3,4,6,8,10&sim=11
And to be honest, I don't have such noble reasons for wearing black as Johnny Cash (great voice, great musician) sings. I just feel comfortable like that. Or more like I don't feel comfortable wearing different colours. Don't exactly know why. Often there is colour. I wear a red scarf against the cold. Often there are the coloured socks. Sometimes I wear a red, violet or blue shirt.  ;D
As a teenager I often hung out with the goths. By the looks I fitted right in (if it weren't for the hair sometimes), they were nice, but I couldn't really identify myself with their view completely.

And I told the weather what I am thinking. It doesn't seem impressed. I think it even punished me for being rude, because after choir tonight I had to scratch ice from my car's windows. Outside AND inside!!! Maybe I should just shut up and endure. :-X

@Dina
Taking off on 23. seems a good idea. Makes the holidays more relaxed.
Today (Thursday) we are going to look for a Christmas tree and I have to make our home presentable, because my parents are coming on 24th. So no more dust stars.   :(
We will make fondue like every year. With various meat, sausages and vegetables. And several dips.
The hair nowadays: I am back to my natural colour for several years now. I thought there would be more grey now, but you really have to look closely to find any.

@Fcrate
OMG it is true! Some years after the mouse entrail incident I indead got pregnant! Now I finally understand why! LOL
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 19, 2019, 12:48:21 AM
@Otlan: Put in the effort, and you'll get a fair share. Come over and fetch for us and you'll get the guts, heads and bones. :D
@Dina: I'll stop pissing you off now! *trembling with fear and checking every shadow in the room*. Recharge yourself with some fresh juice and maybe a lazy hour in a chair infront of a window? :D
@Regen: Congratulations. LOL! But maybe a biology lesson is in order :P
Can I have some of that fondue?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 19, 2019, 02:22:24 PM
@Regen: Congratulations. LOL! But maybe a biology lesson is in order :P
Can I have some of that fondue?
Damn, should have listened better during biology lessons.  ;D
And of course! Hop over. There will be a lot of food. But bring some pheasant, please. I have never tasted one.
I think we will hang chicken, duck, beef, lamb and pork and Wiener sausages (the kids like them) into the fondue. There will be mushrooms and Brussels sprouts, too. And several dips and sauce. Bread and salad to pretend it's healthy. Though we don't use fat or oil any more. Since my mother has a bad stomach, we always use soup in the pot. The meat takes longer, but you can eat more.
That's the tricky part of the fondue. You eat little pieces, and you don't notice, you have eaten too much until it is too late.
After that I have to sing at church with an extremely full belly. It will be fun.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 19, 2019, 02:56:24 PM
*Dances a Merry Jig as I read the news that Trump has been Impeached.* I got what I wanted for Christmas XD <3 ! There is a God XD <3 !!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 20, 2019, 12:16:23 AM
I think we will hang chicken, duck, beef, lamb and pork and Wiener sausages (the kids like them) into the fondue. There will be mushrooms and Brussels sprouts, too. And several dips and sauce. Bread and salad to pretend it's healthy. Though we don't use fat or oil any more. Since my mother has a bad stomach, we always use soup in the pot. The meat takes longer, but you can eat more.
That's the tricky part of the fondue. You eat little pieces, and you don't notice, you have eaten too much until it is too late.
After that I have to sing at church with an extremely full belly. It will be fun.
Yum... *drools* And yes, I love cooking with soup. Did you ever try boiling pasta in chicken or meat soup instead of water?  If not, then you're missing out.
I'll bring pheasants and maybe a couple of ducks. Wild bird meat is something of an acquired taste,  but those who appreciate it prefer it above all else. You boil them with cinammon sticks and a couple of lumps of ginger. Remove the birds, put the rice in their place, and you've got a feast. Damn, I've just made myself hungry again, and I'm about to sleep.  >:(
*Dances a Merry Jig as I read the news that Trump has been Impeached.* I got what I wanted for Christmas XD <3 ! There is a God XD <3 !!
Don't want to burst your bubble, but it'll probably amount to nothing.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 20, 2019, 12:53:54 AM
I like soup! And I did the cooking pasta in soup thing  :)

My powers are quite mysterious. Sometimes work, sometimes they don't.

Fcrate I would have never imagined the wild birds would be cooked with cinammon and ginger (I like bot h things)

>:(Don't want to burst your bubble, but it'll probably amount to nothing.

Sadly, I agree. Don't be too happy, Otlan.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 20, 2019, 01:25:19 AM
@Otlan: Put in the effort, and you'll get a fair share. Come over and fetch for us and you'll get the guts, heads and bones. :D
@Dina: I'll stop pissing you off now! *trembling with fear and checking every shadow in the room*. Recharge yourself with some fresh juice and maybe a lazy hour in a chair infront of a window? :D
@Regen: Congratulations. LOL! But maybe a biology lesson is in order :P
Can I have some of that fondue?

Throw in the Gizards and you got a deal!

@Fcrate and Dina: *Sighs* Ya, I know -_- . But I can cling to futile hope...

@Regen: Ya, that's a Stocking Cap XD .

Bah, noble reasons are over rated anyway. Where what you like.

O.O ! Guess Mab didn't like you talking back to her -_- . Might I sugest makeing a Sacrifice as a peace offering?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 20, 2019, 06:21:50 PM
O.O ! Guess Mab didn't like you talking back to her -_- . Might I sugest makeing a Sacrifice as a peace offering?
:o I begin to believe you might be right. Today I slipped on hidden ice on the sidewalk, when I didn't watch out for a second. I fell on my bad knee. Now it's blue and swollen. And my back hurts. At first I was just grateful I listended to my inner voice not to take the bike, although I was being late. Slipping with the bike could have turned out worse. And I was glad that nothing happened to my violin I had on my back. 

Tonight I'm going to apologize to Mab for implying weakness in Winter. She knows I adore ice and snow. And predators. I admire predators. And darkness. Darkness is beautiful. I want her to take over now. Come on, it's December. Make Titania back off. Do you read that, my Queen? I will not show weakness in the face of Winter.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 20, 2019, 08:23:01 PM
@Regen: Yeow -_- ...I was kidding, but man, I guess you did piss her off -_- . Put some Ice on your knee and make sure to rest it -_- .

Mmm...that MIGHT please Mab. If not, I'll see what I can find to apease her.

@Everyone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VuN4P7897k Murry Christmas :D !!
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Post by: Regenbogen on December 21, 2019, 10:39:58 AM
The knee is better now. I put some salve on it, cooled it and put pressure on over night. Now the swelling is gone and I can almost walk without limping.

@everyone who are celebrating Christmas and are allowed to share a home with cats:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iUECzbdYIdc

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 21, 2019, 04:19:57 PM
The knee is better now. I put some salve on it, cooled it and put pressure on over night. Now the swelling is gone and I can almost walk without limping.

@everyone who are celebrating Christmas and are allowed to share a home with cats:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iUECzbdYIdc

That's good n_n . Now don't do any more Ice Skateing XD !

LMAO XD !! Reminds me of Garfeild XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 21, 2019, 05:02:29 PM
@ Dina: Best recipe there is,  really. Well,  unless you're having a BBQ, which is a completely different scenario.
@ Regen: Glad the knee is better.  Ouch!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 21, 2019, 06:33:25 PM
@Otlan: promise: no more ice skating. I think Mab and I have come to an understanding now that she's had her fun with me. I even openly admired her malicious plan to let it rain in the early evening so that she can turn all the water to ice during the night. Very clever.

@Fcrate: We often eat noodle soup. :)
But there is a Swabian dish I like better. It's called Maultaschensuppe. It is sooo delicious. I have a link. The link says it is supposed to be like Italian ravioli, but they don't taste alike. Maultaschen are better. ;) (sorry, Italy, I still love you:) and your food) You can eat them cooked in soup or you can cut them and fry them in a pan with onions or leek.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maultasche
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 23, 2019, 12:07:57 AM
Regen! I am so sorry about the falling. I had a similar accident a while ago at the hall of my building. Someone has dropped a liquid (I believe it was some orange juice) and, of course, I did not see it so I step over it, did some skiting and ending in the floor, knee first. Luckily I was not seriously hurt but I had to come back to put another jean and stay sitting a little, until the worse of the pain faded. So I sympathize. I hope you are completely well know.

@WF: Sorry I completely forgot about your birthday, days ago! I was quite busy until this Friday and my mind was away.

I am happy to report I will have some grilled cheese today, that makes me happy. Also on Friday we did a small party for the members of our Department at the university. It was plenty of fun. We had burgers and "choripan", which is a sort of grilled hotdog. It is a big part of the Argentinian asado (bbq) and it is one of the things I believe most of you (not vegetarian, of course) will love to try. Also, some beers a few cocktails and some panettone as dessert. We did a small "hommage" to some people that retired in the last couple of years and I've read some of the introductory speeches for each of them. We also had a couple of colleagues playing music/singing live, and then we just had some recorded music and danced. It felt good to have fun a little with people that normally we see only in a professional guise.

I bought a few things for Christmas today, so I am happy.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 23, 2019, 03:21:46 PM
@Otlan: promise: no more ice skating. I think Mab and I have come to an understanding now that she's had her fun with me. I even openly admired her malicious plan to let it rain in the early evening so that she can turn all the water to ice during the night. Very clever.

@Fcrate: We often eat noodle soup. :)
But there is a Swabian dish I like better. It's called Maultaschensuppe. It is sooo delicious. I have a link. The link says it is supposed to be like Italian ravioli, but they don't taste alike. Maultaschen are better. ;) (sorry, Italy, I still love you:) and your food) You can eat them cooked in soup or you can cut them and fry them in a pan with onions or leek.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maultasche

*Noda Sagicaly* Wise you are Renge. Hopfuly the Queen of Air and Darkness shall grant you her favor and heal your wounded knee. Mahap she'll even convince St. Nick to leave you a few extra gifts under the tree n_n .

I went and sae the Rise of Skywalker last night n_n .

@Dina: Sounds like you guys had one hell of a partty Di-Di n_n !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 23, 2019, 03:25:51 PM
(((Otlan)))

Well, I would not say "A hell of a party", really, but it was very fun.
I saw "Rise of Skywalker" too! I liked it, it is full of fan service and I has been a fan for 42 years. I cried in several parts, but it was a good cry.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 23, 2019, 09:17:21 PM
Oooh, I want to see Star Wars, too. Maybe it's still in the cinemas in the new year. Or we manage to find a babysitter on 29th or 30th.
I remember my father introducing the first movies to me as a child. He called them a science fiction fairytale. Fairytales are for children, so it was OK, I could watch it with him. ;)
But I hated the modifications made to 4-6 when 1-3 came out. And that it was so difficult to get DVDs with the original version. What I disliked the most, were the changed music when the dancer danced for Jabba, before he killed her. And that they cut out the original actor from the end scene of part 6 and replaced him by his young version.
And to be honest, there really wasn't any need of additional scenes. For me they kind of killed the old charm. They didn't fit into the rest.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 24, 2019, 01:09:39 AM
I remember going to watch the movie with my parents too and feeling so excited and happy. And I completely agree with you about the changes in the original trilogy. I am not a musical person (sorry!) so I did not even realized the music change but the ending with the young version was indeed awful, specially because it is unfair for the original actor.
I am pretty sure the movie will be in the cinemas for a while, I think you are going to like it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 24, 2019, 04:59:19 PM
Merry Christmas !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 24, 2019, 05:13:54 PM
Yes! Happy Holidays for everyone!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on December 24, 2019, 11:35:34 PM
Maen everyone.  Merry Christmas to you and your families.  :D
Got a little lamb yesterday,  here she is.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 25, 2019, 06:59:09 PM
God's lamb!  :)
So sweet!

I hope everyone is having a great time
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 26, 2019, 12:15:53 AM
Merry Christmas Ya'll n_n !!

That Lamb is so CUTE XD <3 !!!!

@Regen: I hope you get to go see it n_n ! It was a very good end to the Saga n_n .
And ya, I and a lot of other people agree with you about the changes Lucas made to the orginals -_- . Except for the head bonk, thst was hilarious XD !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on December 28, 2019, 08:08:19 PM
Hello, weird!
They are showing all three parts of "Back to the future" on TV without commercials!!!
Very nice. ;D
Especially funny since the future in the movies is already in the past.
Always loved all three of them.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 28, 2019, 11:13:27 PM
Me too. I also had a  picture of Michael J Fox at my room when I was a teen  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 30, 2019, 06:33:18 PM
1.21 JIGWATS!?!?! 1.21 Jigawats...GRATE SCOTT!!!
...WHAT THE HELL, IS A JIGAWAT!?!?

:D .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 30, 2019, 06:49:46 PM
Yes! So fun! Sometimes I still say "you are not thinking in the 4th dimension, Marty" and one of my friends always do the "think McFly"only he only hits his own head (when telling himself he has been stupid) or the table (when he is mocking someone else). And of course, many other references are around.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on December 31, 2019, 12:12:32 AM
Yes! So fun! Sometimes I still say "you are not thinking in the 4th dimension, Marty" and one of my friends always do the "think McFly"only he only hits his own head (when telling himself he has been stupid) or the table (when he is mocking someone else). And of course, many other references are around.

LMAO XD !!! Ya, I still use the Think McFly, Think line from time to time XD . Ahhh, thank god Hollywood can't ruin that series at least n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on December 31, 2019, 04:09:33 PM
Don't challenge it, please!

I hope you had a very good Christmas and that today you receive a very good new year (better than this one, to start with). We are going to spend the last night of the year with my cousin and their family and we are quite excited about them because I have not seen them in several months. I think we are going to have a bbq, so it will probably be delicious.

Happy new year everyone!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on January 01, 2020, 12:25:49 AM
Happy new year!!!


I'm tired now and had some drinks, so I'm going to bed soon. The kids endured till 1AM. The cat stayed calm till midnight. After the fireworks, we found her in the laundry. Now she's gone to bed with the kids.
Bed sounds nice. I intend to stay there for at least one day. ;)


2020!!!
Yay!



Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 01, 2020, 01:45:48 AM
Happy new year everyone.
2020.. Duh.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 01, 2020, 11:51:02 PM
It's a critical success!  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 02, 2020, 05:44:43 PM
*Crawls out from under a pile of 2020 Chapaine Bottles* Oooohhhhhh...it hurts to talk...we'll have to work out a series of blinks....
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 02, 2020, 08:02:05 PM
*blinks* *blinks again*

Happy new year!!!


I'm tired now and had some drinks, so I'm going to bed soon. The kids endured till 1AM. The cat stayed calm till midnight. After the fireworks, we found her in the laundry. Now she's gone to bed with the kids.
Bed sounds nice. I intend to stay there for at least one day. ;)

Poor kitty. Here we had a strong campaign against fireworks, specially the very noisy ones.It worked quite well for Christmas and not so well for New Year. Still, for the first time in decades, there was no injured treated at the city hospital who specializes in burning. All the years there were a few victims of fireworks.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Spot on January 06, 2020, 10:25:14 PM
Hello Weird. How's it hanging?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 07, 2020, 06:04:06 AM
Hello Spot! All is well! (((((((((((((Spot))))))))))

It has been quite slow here so I did not come as often myself.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Spot on January 07, 2020, 10:41:35 PM
((Dina!))

Thought so when I didn't hear back from someone immediately. :) I got your email in response to mine. I'll write back this weekend.


How's your day going?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 07, 2020, 11:15:42 PM
Sorry I did not answer back before, Spot. I was outdoors and far away from the computer most of the day. I had to do some things at the bank, go to the doctor (nothing serious...I hope) and purchase a few things. Then when I arrived home I needed to just rest (it was a very hot day and I was very, very tired).

Also it seems that January is particulary slow here in Weird.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 08, 2020, 01:45:53 AM
Maen all! Travelling back and forth last week, so no posts. I hate typing on the phone :D
Hello Spot :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 08, 2020, 04:15:03 AM
It's ok. Where are you going? (If you want to share)

Apparently Jim Butcher site will have small Dresden things, every thursday. For instance, they did a new pdf version of last year Christmas story, with some art in it. And a few paragraphs (microfiction, they call it) about Dresden and Mike the mechanic.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on January 08, 2020, 05:06:36 PM
Yes, I miss the Beetle too...

One of my aunts had an old Beetle once. It was red. But when her son inherited it at 18, he made it blue.  8) Funny car. It is sad, but it is long gone.
By the way, my cousin is a tall, dark haired guy. But no leather coat.  ;D ;D ;D Looked funny when he was driving.


About the website: it will be hard now for me to concentrate on other books, when there will be so nice little teasers flying around. I'm trying to read A Discovery of Witches. I think it's good, but I tend to get bored, so I do some fast-reading to get to where something is happening.
But I'll be looking forward to Tuesdays now.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 08, 2020, 05:26:42 PM
Regen, that sounds great! I hope there are still pictures of the cute Beetle and your cousin in it.

And yes, it is good to know there will be something nice on Tuesdays.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 10, 2020, 09:00:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYRtziLzSjQ
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 10, 2020, 10:56:15 PM
Hello Otlan!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 11, 2020, 08:57:16 PM
Hey Dina, not at all, but it's not very exciting. I'm just running around doing papers for my mother's visa so that she can visit my brother in Berlin. She got rejected the first time around, they didn't say exactly why other than (Applicant didn't give enough reason to go back to Egypt at the end of the visit) Which is... duh.
Adding some money into her bank account now and hoping that a large enough bank account should settle their nerves :D She never used it anyway.
I thought Egyptian bureaucracy was the worst, but turns out that Germany might be a close second :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 11, 2020, 09:35:56 PM
Germany is wary of inmigrants, I guess. She needs money in Egypt and also to show that she has "roots" for instance, a house there, more family (you are very important!). I don't know if she has a job in Egypt, but that helps too. Bureaucracy is awful everywhere.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 12, 2020, 01:46:20 AM
No, no job. But a husband and 3 sons here, which I did provide proof of. And a house, yes.The only thing left to try is to remove the stuffing from the mattress and put it in the bank account. I'm not even kidding.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 12, 2020, 10:11:52 AM
Ok, I think the husband, sons and home should be enough. I hope it all works well.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on January 13, 2020, 01:02:14 PM
Good maen, y'all. LOng time gone. Rough few weeks. Kid sick twice. Mother in the hospital twice for heart attacks. I guess she really loves hospital jello. No worries about the b-day thing Dina.  Life has gotten a little too hectic of late.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 14, 2020, 12:11:45 AM
OMG, I am so sorry to hear that, WF. I hope they are both better. What was the problem with your child?

Have you heard? All Tuesday will be small Dresden things in the JB official site. Last Tuesday there were a few paragraphs about Mike (Harry's mechanic) and a pdf version, with drawings of Christmas's story of last year. We will see what tomorrow brings us-
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on January 14, 2020, 02:05:28 AM
Ear infection for Charlie. It's better. I heard about the Tuesday thing. Glad we finally got to meet Mike. Funny how Dresden ballparks people's ages like he does.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 14, 2020, 06:42:57 AM
Ugh, ear infections are awful specially for a child. I am glad he is better.

It is funny that all things happening to Harry make him look older than a "normal" wizard will look. Saves a lot of problems, I guess.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 14, 2020, 04:49:08 PM
Hello Otlan!

Hello Di-Di n_n *Huggles tight*

@WF: Hey Amigo n_n ! Sorry to hear about your family -_- . No idea how anyone could like Hospital Food though XP . I sware it's just paper machae mix and grul shaped and painted to look like food -_- .

And why is is so strange that Harry ball parks people's ages? He's a PI after all, and when your dealing with immortal beings, I think age kind of starts to lose it's meaning.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 14, 2020, 09:55:59 PM
(((((Otlan))))
How are you?

Ey, do you think we could continue the RPG thread? I am sure the others will come if it is active again. I can even PM them.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Spot on January 15, 2020, 07:27:22 PM
Hello from Snowmageddon! We are completely snowed in this morning, and with any luck that will continue until the weekend. How's everyone doing?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on January 16, 2020, 06:57:21 AM
Hello from Snowmageddon! We are completely snowed in this morning, and with any luck that will continue until the weekend. How's everyone doing?

Gold maen. Would you mind to send some to me?  ;D
All we had so far was over night frozen rain on the streets. It is too warm here for January.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 16, 2020, 09:19:31 AM
(((((Spot))))) ((((Regen))))

So beautiful! I am happy for you.

Well, if the Lord allows it, I will be going to Colombia for a week on March. It will be interesting and probably quite hot.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 17, 2020, 05:54:23 PM
(((((Otlan))))
How are you?

Ey, do you think we could continue the RPG thread? I am sure the others will come if it is active again. I can even PM them.

*Huggles tight back* Eh, not too bad. Decided I'm done with Politics and Everything to do with em. How are you Dina?

Next time I'm on, I will. Going on a bit of a staycation starting tomorrow. So next Saturday I'll stooke the Flames of War n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 17, 2020, 09:30:26 PM
All is well, Otlan, as I am in vacation. What is staycation?In any case, have fun!
I wish everyone a very good maen? Have you seen the excerpt of Peace Talks?https://ew.com/books/2020/01/16/jim-butcher-peace-talks-preview/amp/
 (https://ew.com/books/2020/01/16/jim-butcher-peace-talks-preview/amp/)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 18, 2020, 12:59:48 AM
Maen all!
I accidently watched an episode of "Supernatural" on TV in a friend's house, the episode about the cartoon like crime burglar? really funny :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 18, 2020, 05:55:43 AM
Hello all!
Well, I've seen all the Supernatural episodes so far so...I understand what you said about it being funny. The show has peaks and lows but I always liked it and I will miss it even when I understand that it had to end someday. And apparently we will be seeing Jared Padalecki (Sam) as the main character in a new Walker Texas Ranger.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 18, 2020, 04:47:41 PM
All is well, Otlan, as I am in vacation. What is staycation?In any case, have fun!
I wish everyone a very good maen? Have you seen the excerpt of Peace Talks?https://ew.com/books/2020/01/16/jim-butcher-peace-talks-preview/amp/
 (https://ew.com/books/2020/01/16/jim-butcher-peace-talks-preview/amp/)

A Staycation is like a Vacation except you don't go anywhere XD .

*Squeels like a little Scool girl after reading the Excerpt* XD <3 !!!!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 18, 2020, 09:26:09 PM
Ah ok, that is what I am doing then  :)

Yes, the excerpt was a very good tease.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 19, 2020, 11:15:21 PM
Hello all!
Well, I've seen all the Supernatural episodes so far so...I understand what you said about it being funny. The show has peaks and lows but I always liked it and I will miss it even when I understand that it had to end someday. And apparently we will be seeing Jared Padalecki (Sam) as the main character in a new Walker Texas Ranger.
I've watched many pieces of many episodes (I don't know which seasons, but they were different) but rarely a full episode, as I'm not very keen on watching TV, but I always liked what I saw. The action, explanations and humor always reminded me of Harry Dresden's novels, and I always pictured Harry looking close to Sam in my head.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 19, 2020, 11:21:38 PM
Yes! Not so much in the Sam part, but I always thought a crossover Dresden-Supernatural would be great.
My heart is with Dean, so as you know.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on January 20, 2020, 02:22:36 PM
Nothing I can accurately define about the aging thing. Harry seems to define them as being a certain age and ageless as well.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on January 20, 2020, 02:33:45 PM
Currently we have a feline guest in our house. It was a cold night and still cold day. We opened the door this morning to see if she wanted to leave. She did but then she came back 1o minutes later. Presently sleeping on our son's bean bag chair. Wife is allergic, don't know if son is allergic, so far as I know, I'm not. Eats tuna like a beast.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 20, 2020, 08:27:32 PM
Poor thing! I am glad you are taking care of her. And of course she likes tuna  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 21, 2020, 03:33:18 PM
Currently we have a feline guest in our house. It was a cold night and still cold day. We opened the door this morning to see if she wanted to leave. She did but then she came back 1o minutes later. Presently sleeping on our son's bean bag chair. Wife is allergic, don't know if son is allergic, so far as I know, I'm not. Eats tuna like a beast.

You are her Humans now, she has adopted all of you and is gracsiously allowing you to remain in her new home XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 22, 2020, 08:02:44 PM
Good maen everyone. How is everybody doing?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 22, 2020, 10:51:24 PM
Maen Dina! Doing fine thank you, and I just watched another half episode of Supernatural. Though I had to go after the 1000th commercial.
How about you?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 22, 2020, 11:03:43 PM
LOL! Yes, commercials can be a problem. I am fine, thanks. What about you?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Sir Huron Stone on January 22, 2020, 11:18:02 PM
G'maen everyone!

I'm baaaaack!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 22, 2020, 11:24:12 PM
I'm fine thank you. A week ago a cow stepped on my phone, so RIP. :D
Tomorrow I have a BBQ and a little party in memory of my dead phone.
Hello Huron, welcome back :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 22, 2020, 11:36:19 PM
Welcome, SHS!!! How are you doing? Are you already married?

Fcrate, sorry about your phone, but I hope your BBQ is delicious. I am planning to have meatballs today and I am becoming hungry.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Sir Huron Stone on January 22, 2020, 11:53:06 PM
Yes, I did get married! We got married back in May! Unfortunately, I don't have a picture that's under 100kb currently, and I'm running late for work, but I will post one during lunch!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 23, 2020, 12:02:02 AM
Awesome! CONGRATULATIONS! And if you upload the picture to a site like photobucket you can post it even at large sizes.
Best wishes for you two!

And what are you doing of your life now?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on January 23, 2020, 02:15:55 AM
Good maen y'all with emphasis on the night. Hope all is well in the world.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Sir Huron Stone on January 23, 2020, 02:30:38 AM
Here's a picture! I forgot I had a photobucket account

(https://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i457/HuronStone1/Wedding_zpsuw9tparv.jpg) (https://s1094.photobucket.com/user/HuronStone1/media/Wedding_zpsuw9tparv.jpg.html)

And here's a link since photobucket wants to put a banner on MY PHOTO!

https://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i457/HuronStone1/Wedding_zpsuw9tparv.jpg
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 23, 2020, 05:42:56 AM
Beautiful, SHS!!  :) :) :) :)

Hi WF! All is well, thank you. I am happy because SHS has come back, I had not talked with him in a lot of time.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Sir Huron Stone on January 23, 2020, 08:13:34 AM
It has been a long time. Life has been busy here. Wife and I are still both in the Army, her in Hawaii me in Japan.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 23, 2020, 08:37:20 AM
Ah, I was wondering. I thought you had told us that she was in the army too. And I don't know you were in Japan! Are you enjoying the country? I would like to visit Asia some day.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Sir Huron Stone on January 23, 2020, 09:59:30 AM
It's really nice here. The country is great, the unit I'm with, not so much. But if you're going to visit any country in Asia, I would definitely recommend Japan above all others.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 23, 2020, 10:54:54 AM
Yes, I have several friends who told me the same. Anyway, that won't happen for a lot of time because in my country things are complicated and now every dollar spent abroad have a 30% charge. So I won't be travelling far away in a while. That said, I will probably go to Colombia in March, but only because of a scientific meeting.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Sir Huron Stone on January 23, 2020, 11:34:09 AM
Have you been to Columbia before?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 23, 2020, 04:48:42 PM
Hey SHS, good to have you back Amigo n_n . You lucky SOB XD ! Japan is the one place I want to visit the most XD ! Your Wife is Beautiful by the way n_n . You...Ehh, you clean up nice in the uniform. JK Amigo, you look good too, Congrats to you both n_nd !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 23, 2020, 09:12:58 PM
Have you been to Columbia before?
Colombia. And no, I haven't  (but I stayed a few hours in the airport, so technically I was in Colombian soil). I am planning to have a lot if coffee  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Sir Huron Stone on January 23, 2020, 10:15:04 PM
Good to see you Otlan! Yes, my wife is very beautiful.

Yes, you definitely need to have lots of coffee there Dina.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 23, 2020, 10:40:45 PM
Have you been there?
I am quite anxious about this trip but at least I am looking forward to the coffee
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Sir Huron Stone on January 24, 2020, 02:21:28 AM
I haven't, but a few of my friends have, and they brought back coffee beans and it was amazing coffee.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 24, 2020, 03:04:49 AM
Yes, I have a friend who did the same. Planning to do that, if I can.
Have you read that Peace Talks has a release date? July 14th.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Sir Huron Stone on January 24, 2020, 06:48:34 AM
I saw! I'm so excited! I already have it pre-ordered on Amazon?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 24, 2020, 08:27:21 AM
Me too  :)
I am excited and scared, as the Christmas story set after PT speaks of tragedy.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Sir Huron Stone on January 24, 2020, 09:29:03 AM
Wait, what Christmas story?!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on January 24, 2020, 11:00:45 AM
Hey there!
There has been a short story "Christmas Eve" in 2018. The same story was posted  on Jim Butcher's website Christmas 2019, only this time with illustrations.
You might have to look at the previous posts there. It may not show on the current page any more.

@Dina: Enjoy all the coffee.
Without coffee, no working Regenbogen.
Regenbogen - coffee = sleep
But mine certainly doesn't taste so good.

I just listended to Full Moon for the first time as audio book. Wow! But still, audio isn't good for me. I can't listen for long. My thoughts start drifting. I need more time in between to imagine everything. Not good with a new book, so I chose one that I know well.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Sir Huron Stone on January 24, 2020, 11:24:25 AM
Okay, now I remember that story. And it's still amazingly wonderful and heartbreaking at the same time.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 24, 2020, 07:05:13 PM
Exactly, SHS.

Hi Regen! I don't do audio books either but for a different reason. My English is not that good. If someone reads, I miss many words. There is another reason too, when I read I sometimes go back a couple of pages, or more, and the navigation for the book is easier for me in written pages than in audio.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 25, 2020, 02:33:01 AM
Maen everyone!
@Dina: COFFEE!!!! I always pick the columbian brand when I buy my coffee beans. I go to the best vendor in Egypt (Very far away) once a year, but I have no actual guarantee that it indeed is columbian. So, would you drink an extra cup per day and think very hard of me? I might get a taste :D
@Regen: Never liked audio for a lot of reasons, one of them is yours. Another is that no matter how good the guy is, my imagination is better for projecting the emotions and special quirks about every character, having them read for me is a disappointment.
That said, a full cast audio book like one of the old radio shows would go down VERY nicely.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 25, 2020, 05:31:53 AM
Hi Fcrate! All right, I will do that  :)
Ok, full disclosure. I am not particularly good at discriminating coffee flavors. I am not such a gourmet. I love drinking coffee, and sometimes I've noticed that the Colombian brands are tasty but a little too strong for me. But I can drink more or less anything as long as it smells good, for me the best part of coffee is its smell. And Colombian coffee smells great!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 27, 2020, 04:10:39 PM
Just like Polka, Print will never die! I guess I need to go read this Chriistmas Eve Story. I have a felling Mad and
(click to show/hide)
Santa are involved somehow -_- .

*Puts up a giant Neon Sign that points the way to the RPG Thread.*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 27, 2020, 11:36:51 PM
You...may be right  ;D

I will post in the RPG as soon I came back from doing a few errands.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 29, 2020, 05:28:47 PM
You...may be right  ;D

I will post in the RPG as soon I came back from doing a few errands.

I am not surprised XD .

Take your time Di-Di, no rush n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 29, 2020, 09:03:19 PM
Good maen everyone! How are you doing?
It has rained at the morning here, and now we are having some womderful temperature (around 22°C)

Edited: I threw a small tantrum today bacause I accidentally dropped a big cut of watermelon to the floor. Of course, it cause a bit of problem, first because I had to cut and discard a part of the watermelon. And I had to collect and throw to the garbage all the small bits of watermelon spread in the floor and, of course, wash the floor and make sure there is nothing left. Obviously, I swore a lot, which reminds me to share that we Argentinian swear a lot. It is always fun to see the articles/news about USA and how some profanity is considered such an awful thing there.

In another side note, profanity has the same root that the Spanish "profanidad" or "profano" which are used for something against religion, a sort of sacrilege, not something against morality or being a prude. A blasphemy in the strict religious sense.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 30, 2020, 04:56:10 PM
Good maen everyone! How are you doing?
It has rained at the morning here, and now we are having some womderful temperature (around 22°C)

Edited: I threw a small tantrum today bacause I accidentally dropped a big cut of watermelon to the floor. Of course, it cause a bit of problem, first because I had to cut and discard a part of the watermelon. And I had to collect and throw to the garbage all the small bits of watermelon spread in the floor and, of course, wash the floor and make sure there is nothing left. Obviously, I swore a lot, which reminds me to share that we Argentinian swear a lot. It is always fun to see the articles/news about USA and how some profanity is considered such an awful thing there.

In another side note, profanity has the same root that the Spanish "profanidad" or "profano" which are used for something against religion, a sort of sacrilege, not something against morality or being a prude. A blasphemy in the strict religious sense.

*Huggles tight* I'm sorry for your loss Di-Di -_- . I'm sure the Watermelon is in a better place now -_- .

Really O_O ??...So, dose that mean I can go to Argentina and Cuss a Blue Streak with out people looking at me like I just commited murder?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on January 30, 2020, 10:39:00 PM
Maen all, hey Otlan. *waves*
Sounds like a wonderful place to live Dina :D
Some things just rub you the wrong way and the only relief is cursing out loud. Very satisfying. Also "Profano" sounds very close to "Profane" in English, which has the same meaning that you explained.
Minion earned a nice juicy dinner today and yesterday, as she successfully hunted down two mice from my room. Yesterday was a regular kill, with her sniffing the mouse and locating it, and me moving furniture and junk around to give her easy access till snap-gulp-thank you for joining us for breakfast, we enjoyed your company.
Today though was a bit special, woke up late, and was drinking a bottle of water and rubbing her back. She was relaxed and purring and everything, when she suddenly disappeared from under my hand, and 200 milliseconds later she was 3 meters away catching a mouse that just streaked along the wall. She was very proud of that kill, played with it and kept getting my attention for half an hour, showing me her good work before she finally ate it. (Red carpet-woohoo). It was the fastest I ever saw her move.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on January 31, 2020, 12:13:57 AM
Maen all, hey Otlan. *waves*
Sounds like a wonderful place to live Dina :D
Some things just rub you the wrong way and the only relief is cursing out loud. Very satisfying. Also "Profano" sounds very close to "Profane" in English, which has the same meaning that you explained.
Minion earned a nice juicy dinner today and yesterday, as she successfully hunted down two mice from my room. Yesterday was a regular kill, with her sniffing the mouse and locating it, and me moving furniture and junk around to give her easy access till snap-gulp-thank you for joining us for breakfast, we enjoyed your company.
Today though was a bit special, woke up late, and was drinking a bottle of water and rubbing her back. She was relaxed and purring and everything, when she suddenly disappeared from under my hand, and 200 milliseconds later she was 3 meters away catching a mouse that just streaked along the wall. She was very proud of that kill, played with it and kept getting my attention for half an hour, showing me her good work before she finally ate it. (Red carpet-woohoo). It was the fastest I ever saw her move.

*Waves back* What's up Fcrate n_n ? How you been n_n ?
*Dreams of a world where I could cuss freely and let out some anger* n_n ~ <3 ...
*Psst* Hey Crate, I think most words in English can trace back to Latian roots XD . Remeber, Amarica had to steal things from other Culters n_n .
O.O!!! LOL XD !!!! I love your cat Crate XD ! Maby she could teach my cats a thing or two XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on January 31, 2020, 04:46:36 AM
Hello people.

Fcrate, I can't help but feel sorry for the mice, but I am happy for minion, and I am glad you rewarded her. She is doing very well.

Otlan, oh, luckily I had saved a good slice of watermelon before the debacle. And about swearing, of course there are some degrees, and obviously you can't do it in very formal situation, but if you are at work, drop something to the floor and swear, nothing happens. And in normal conversations with friends, coarse words are very, very common. Sometimes there is nothing better to express yourself.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 01, 2020, 01:41:06 AM
Hello people.

Fcrate, I can't help but feel sorry for the mice, but I am happy for minion, and I am glad you rewarded her. She is doing very well.

Otlan, oh, luckily I had saved a good slice of watermelon before the debacle. And about swearing, of course there are some degrees, and obviously you can't do it in very formal situation, but if you are at work, drop something to the floor and swear, nothing happens. And in normal conversations with friends, coarse words are very, very common. Sometimes there is nothing better to express yourself.

Yay for saveing Watermelon XD ! I hope it was able to sooth the hurt of looseing the rest n_n . Good enough for me XD ! *Begins makeing plans to move to argentinea.*
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 01, 2020, 06:50:11 AM
LOL! yes, it was delicious.
And it would be nice to see you here.

Weather has been much nicer, with some hours of 13°C, with is clearly low for this time of the Summer, so I am pleased. They are forecasting a hot day tomorrow but it is ok because we had that break.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 01, 2020, 08:10:48 AM
LOL! yes, it was delicious.
And it would be nice to see you here.

Weather has been much nicer, with some hours of 13°C, with is clearly low for this time of the Summer, so I am pleased. They are forecasting a hot day tomorrow but it is ok because we had that break.

Someday Dina n_n . If they ever pay us a fair wage again -_- .
I'm glad the surviveing part of your Watermelon was delicous n_n . What did you guys do with the seeds?

Oooohhhh, I would LOVE to have your weather right now Di-Di -_- . I'm so sick of the Snow and Cold -_- .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 01, 2020, 08:48:17 AM
To be honest, Otlan, I just discard the seeds. Nothing creative or anything. And about the weather, I can't complain. This has been a much better Summer than the few previous ones. It was high time, those years I've felt that I was living in the Equator itself.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Sir Huron Stone on February 01, 2020, 12:18:29 PM
Good maen everyone! How are you doing?
It has rained at the morning here, and now we are having some womderful temperature (around 22°C)

Edited: I threw a small tantrum today bacause I accidentally dropped a big cut of watermelon to the floor. Of course, it cause a bit of problem, first because I had to cut and discard a part of the watermelon. And I had to collect and throw to the garbage all the small bits of watermelon spread in the floor and, of course, wash the floor and make sure there is nothing left. Obviously, I swore a lot, which reminds me to share that we Argentinian swear a lot. It is always fun to see the articles/news about USA and how some profanity is considered such an awful thing there.

In another side note, profanity has the same root that the Spanish "profanidad" or "profano" which are used for something against religion, a sort of sacrilege, not something against morality or being a prude. A blasphemy in the strict religious sense.

I've had a weird time with swearing in the military. In a regular line unit, where it's just soldiers, no one really cares. But once you get to a higher echelon unit, like where I'm at now, and there's civilians working with us, all of a sudden it's not okay.

My supervisor pulled me aside when I first got here, and he told me to stop swearing before one of the civilians files a complaint with HR. My reply? "Since when has the army had fucking HR?!"

That supervisor gave up on getting me to stop swearing pretty quick.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 01, 2020, 01:37:14 PM
To be honest, Otlan, I just discard the seeds. Nothing creative or anything. And about the weather, I can't complain. This has been a much better Summer than the few previous ones. It was high time, those years I've felt that I was living in the Equator itself.

Ooohhh, well if/when I get down there, we need to have a Watermelon seed spitting contest XD .
Ya, I know exactly how you feel Dina -_- . We've had some summers here that were just ungodly hot -_- . Good for seelling Lemonade, but that's about it XD .

@SHS: ^5, nice SHS XD . Just remeber, not to Sware 8n fr9nt ogf a Genreal or Something, unless you want to get hung XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 01, 2020, 03:59:04 PM
Ooohhh, well if/when I get down there, we need to have a Watermelon seed spitting contest XD .
Hah! You remind me of my childhood. Had those all the time. My brother used to mime a crank with his hand next to his ear and start spitting seeds like a gattling gun. :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 01, 2020, 08:10:54 PM
I suspect kids here do the same, but my mom taught me not to do it since my childhood. Still I can do the contest, it will be fun  :)

SHS, wow, that was bratty.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 02, 2020, 02:06:19 AM
Hah! You remind me of my childhood. Had those all the time. My brother used to mime a crank with his hand next to his ear and start spitting seeds like a gattling gun. :D

HA XD !! Oh that if funny XD !! We used to see who could spit em the furthest when I was a kid n_n .

@Dina: I can see why some people think spiting is a Dirty Habbit, but I xchocked on my own spit once, sooooo...Eh XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 02, 2020, 06:48:38 AM
ugh, yes, that happens sometimes and is awful.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 02, 2020, 02:09:57 PM
ugh, yes, that happens sometimes and is awful.

Ya it is -_- . Especially when people think your actually choking on something XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on February 03, 2020, 12:34:37 AM
"Since when has the army had fucking HR?!"
Well done. LOL
I have to admit, that I do swear a lot. In some situations it is very relieving. The Bavarian dialect has a lot of interesting swear words and phrases. Would be a pity not to use them.  ;)

In my childhood we spit cherry stones at each other. Boys against girls. It was disgusting and funny at the same time.

And by the way: one of my younger colleagues has blue hair now. I think she was a bit confused when she noticed my silly smile.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 03, 2020, 08:30:40 AM
Well done. LOL
I have to admit, that I do swear a lot. In some situations it is very relieving. The Bavarian dialect has a lot of interesting swear words and phrases. Would be a pity not to use them.  ;)

In my childhood we spit cherry stones at each other. Boys against girls. It was disgusting and funny at the same time.

And by the way: one of my younger colleagues has blue hair now. I think she was a bit confused when she noticed my silly smile.

I understand about the swearing, I feel the same. There are many things I can only say in my language, and not even proper Spanish but the argot of Buenos Aires (which is called lunfardo).

And disgusting about cherry seeds!  :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 05, 2020, 04:21:54 PM
I got an idea n_n ! How about we all write out a list of Sware Words from our various countries and see what similarities and diffrances there are n_n ?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 05, 2020, 04:44:27 PM
You'll find the most common ones are relatively similar in most languages. I'm game, but I wouldn't want to offend people who don't like swearing. Perhaps a network of private messages between those interested?
@Cherry seeds: Absolutely disgusting Regen.. What is wrong with you? :P Damn but I wish I thought of that idea. Maybe I would have if we had any cherries in Egypt :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 05, 2020, 08:03:07 PM
Cherries are easy to find here but not that cheap and so it is not so common for children to have a lot of cherries to goof around.

I'm in about the swearing. I suggest we use the spoiler feature and do a warning before beginning.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 09, 2020, 05:20:53 PM
@Crate: What kind of fruit do you folks have in Egypt? I always wonderd about that.

Not to worry, I shall make us a thread were we can cuss up a Storm and not worry about offending anyone n_n .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 09, 2020, 07:07:44 PM
Good idea, Otlan!

The other day I bought some cherries, they were delicious. And another slice of watermelon, we did some daiquiris  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 10, 2020, 03:57:52 AM
Glad you didn't drop the watermelon this time, Dina :P
@Otlan: Right now, in the market: Bananas, citrus, oranges (for eating), strawberries (early harvest). Pomegranate season ended a month ago.
We also have other fruit that's not in season now, and some imported apples (Green apples and Red apples).
In summer, we'll have oranges (for juice), watermelon, canteloupes (orange core and green core), figs, barbary figs, grapes of all kinds, a good variety of mangoes, our local apples.
Our local apples are the best of all. They're a light red streaked with green or the other way around. They're crunchy, juicy, tart and sweet at the same time in a perfect blend, and they don't have the annoying sponginess of red apples.
That's all I can remember right now.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 10, 2020, 03:36:12 PM
Glad you didn't drop the watermelon this time, Dina :P
@Otlan: Right now, in the market: Bananas, citrus, oranges (for eating), strawberries (early harvest). Pomegranate season ended a month ago.
We also have other fruit that's not in season now, and some imported apples (Green apples and Red apples).
In summer, we'll have oranges (for juice), watermelon, canteloupes (orange core and green core), figs, barbary figs, grapes of all kinds, a good variety of mangoes, our local apples.
Our local apples are the best of all. They're a light red streaked with green or the other way around. They're crunchy, juicy, tart and sweet at the same time in a perfect blend, and they don't have the annoying sponginess of red apples.
That's all I can remember right now.

*Whistles* That's quite a seclection o.o . Thoses Local Apples do sound god n.,n ...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 10, 2020, 06:38:05 PM
That sounds very good. We only have pomegranates and mangoes in some fruit stores, not in all of them. I don't think they are local, perhaps pomegranates yes, but I am not sure. We produce many fruits but import others, mainly from Brazil, specially bananas, pineapple and (in less proportion) maracuya (passion fruit). We produce a good quantity of lemons (very good quality, I believe), grapes (a couple of our provinces are renown for their wines). Other two provinces have good apples and also produce (in a lesser proportion) pears and peaches. And relatively close to my area we have oranges, tangerines (I think that is the name), grapefruits. In the Patagonia, South of the country, we produce cherries, strawberries and several berries. In Buenos Aires we have all of them, more plums, figs and a few other things. In the North there are some fruits like guava that are not common in our fruit stores.
Oh, we also have kiwis, but I don't know where they come from.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on February 11, 2020, 09:16:52 AM
I've had a weird time with swearing in the military. In a regular line unit, where it's just soldiers, no one really cares. But once you get to a higher echelon unit, like where I'm at now, and there's civilians working with us, all of a sudden it's not okay.

My supervisor pulled me aside when I first got here, and he told me to stop swearing before one of the civilians files a complaint with HR. My reply? "Since when has the army had fucking HR?!"

That supervisor gave up on getting me to stop swearing pretty quick.
Huh. Weird. I've heard my boss's boss say "god f***ing da***t" is probably higher than almost anyone else in the store. Granted, I work retail and she's a manager...
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 11, 2020, 01:19:06 PM
I suppose military is different.
Glad to see you, DC! I invite you to our thread about swearing, in this same section of the forum. You may have some fun.
((((((DC)))))
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 11, 2020, 05:42:39 PM
Yes, join us DC n_n ! Maby you can help with any Swares I missed XD .

Speaking of Fruits, has anyone head of one called a God Hand? And if so, can anyone tell me where the hell this funky thing comes from?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 11, 2020, 06:40:08 PM
@Dina: We also have kiwis, and I also have no idea where they come from. Tangerine isn't common in the markets here, but I planted a tree a couple of years ago that just gave it's first crop.
And guava is very common and cheap here during the season, and of varying quality, the top being excellent and the bottom being only good for juice.
@Otlan: Um, that's what I call my left hand, actually.
I'll read and post in the swearing topic as soon as my friends (and more importantly, my girlfriend) leave.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 11, 2020, 10:27:28 PM
@Fcrate: As I said, there are guava in the North of the country, but it is very rare in Buenos Aires. Congrats for your baby tangerine tree  :)

@Otlan, not idea about the God Hand, except that is how we called the goal that Maradona did against England in the 1986 World Cup (I am talking about football, what is called "soccer" by the US people). I can talk a lot about that goal, so don't encourage me  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 12, 2020, 04:28:54 PM
Oops, my mistake Dina, I mixed up the words, my tree is "Bitter orange" which I already have the first crop ready to make some jam, just as soon as I find the time/motivation to peel them all.
My neighbour has an orange/tangerine farm as I mentioned before, so I don't lack for either.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 12, 2020, 06:55:23 PM
Ah, in some areas here (near my city or even in other provinces) sometimes you can see bitter orange trees on the streets. They look so beautiful.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 13, 2020, 06:03:27 PM
My bad, it's also called a Buddha's Hand Fruit, this thing.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Buddhas_hand_1.jpg

Given the name, I would have to guess it comes from Indiia.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 13, 2020, 06:39:40 PM
And given the picture, I would have to guess it came from freaking outerspace... Predator, anyone? :s
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 13, 2020, 06:48:31 PM
Ok, I've seen that on the internet but never on real life- I agree India is a good educated guess.

For some reason, today I wanted to share a song with you weirdlets. It says good things about my country's women, so forgive me in advance for the lack of humility, but the music is nice and the lyrics are easy to translate. link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPyIEDbadLg)

(English)
She is the prettiest flower
wandering by the stars
she shines more than the sun.

She dances
And she is drawn against the moon
when she is lost on the mist
she seems to float.

She is from the land
of divine women
She is Argentinian
There is no one like her

If she would kiss you
with her mouth in fire
a mad desire
would make you forget
all the sadness and cruelness of the world
in a single instant
of happiness.

She is the prettiest flower
wandering by the stars
she shines more than the sun.

(Spanish)
Ella,
Es la flor mas bella
Vagando por las estrellas
Brilla mas que el sol

Baila,
Y se dibuja en la luna
Cuando se pierde en la bruma
Parece flotar

Ella es de la tierra
De mujeres divinas
Ella es argentina
Como ella no hay

Si llegara a besarte
Con su boca de fuego
Un loco deseo
Te haría olvidar
Todas las tristezas
Y crueldades del mundo
En un solo segundo
De felicidad

Ella,
Es la flor mas bella
Vagando por las estrellas
Brilla mas que el sol
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on February 14, 2020, 09:07:20 AM
My bad, it's also called a Buddha's Hand Fruit, this thing.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Buddhas_hand_1.jpg

Given the name, I would have to guess it comes from Indiia.

Spontaneously by seeing it, I would have called it Cthulhu fruit. 8)
What's it taste like? More sweet or bitter?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on February 14, 2020, 09:24:17 AM
Another thing: I had a weird dream yesterday night. I dreamt that Peace Talks was out. I started to read it and was so disappointed, because it was only 200 pages long, completely boring and nothing important happened.

Then I woke up on the couch. I was aching everywhere, because I spent the whole night there. Left me grumpy and confused the whole day. How silly of me. LOL
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 14, 2020, 04:40:05 PM
@Regen and Crate: That's what I that to, and that's what I called it XD . The damn thing looked like a pettrified Jellyfish XD .

I have no idea what it taste like, I never even knew it exsisted until a Coustomer bought one at my store, and that was the first time I'd ever seen one XD . I thought about trying it, but I'd rather not have my Mind and Soul ripped appart by an Old One XD .

@Dina: That is a very beautiful Song Di-Di n_n <3 ....Makes me wish I had an Argentine Lady n_n <3 .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 14, 2020, 08:34:14 PM
Sorry about the pain by sleeping in the couch, Regen. About PT I am pretty sure it won't have 200 pages only, and I have faith it won't be disappointing. So try to relax, send that nightmare to oblivion and hopefully you will have better dreams tonight.

@Otlan, well, to be honest, not all Argentinian women are that beautiful, but I promise you, if you ever come here you will see many pretty ladies, we have a nice mix so you have different physical types and a good percentage are beautiful.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 16, 2020, 06:03:46 PM
Sorry about the pain by sleeping in the couch, Regen. About PT I am pretty sure it won't have 200 pages only, and I have faith it won't be disappointing. So try to relax, send that nightmare to oblivion and hopefully you will have better dreams tonight.

@Otlan, well, to be honest, not all Argentinian women are that beautiful, but I promise you, if you ever come here you will see many pretty ladies, we have a nice mix so you have different physical types and a good percentage are beautiful.

Beauty is a secoundary concern Dina XD . I'd be more intrested in a woman who was willing to talk to me and woudn't smack or scorn me for talking to her XD .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 18, 2020, 04:58:04 PM
LOL!

I just wanted to say hello to everyone and I need to disappear now (for just some hours, don't worry)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 18, 2020, 08:06:22 PM
LOL!

I just wanted to say hello to everyone and I need to disappear now (for just some hours, don't worry)

????

Watching The Witcher on Netflix, and it's Awsome XD !
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 19, 2020, 12:31:32 AM
Beauty is a secoundary concern Dina XD . I'd be more intrested in a woman who was willing to talk to me and woudn't smack or scorn me for talking to her XD .
I laughed because of that, Otlan ^

I liked it. And "Toss a coin to your witcher" is infectious  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 19, 2020, 12:56:49 AM
I laughed because of that, Otlan ^

I liked it. And "Toss a coin to your witcher" is infectious  :)

Why is that funny ??

It's really good XD . I just watched the episode with
(click to show/hide)
  and Toss a coin really in infectious XD . They did a hell of a job on the show n_n <3 .
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 19, 2020, 04:16:45 AM
I like the fighting scenes and the way the story is told.

Why is that funny ??

I don't know, it sounded like a joke, specially because you put two "XD".
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 19, 2020, 02:10:25 PM
Beauty is a secoundary concern Dina XD . I'd be more intrested in a woman who was willing to talk to me and woudn't smack or scorn me for talking to her XD .
Hmmm... I detect a strong case of low self esteem! chin up mate, one day... one day, you'll meet a woman who can see you without slitting her own throat, and she'll be very smart, kind, beautiful and with a body that can cause the third world war. And then she'll tell you that she's already married. b-bye :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 19, 2020, 07:51:57 PM
 :P

I am all excited because it appears that Netflix would be adapting a very classic Argentinian comic (which I admit I have not read entirely, even when I own it). If it happens, it will be a major thing because of things that go beyond the comic itself, so I am crossing fingers it really happens.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Otlan on February 19, 2020, 09:27:52 PM
I like the fighting scenes and the way the story is told.

I don't know, it sounded like a joke, specially because you put two "XD".

They are, and the Monsters are really well done n_n . It seems the show is supposed to be a sort of Prequal to the Games.

Oh, no I was being serious. Most women would probably look at me and be like, "Eww."

@Fcrate: ....Some days it's hard to tell if your my frined or my Enemy Crate XD . But, that dose sound just like my luck, ya XD .

@Dina: What's the comic about Di-Di?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 19, 2020, 09:55:08 PM
((((((Otlan))))))

The comic is called "El Eternauta"and it was first published in the late '50s. "El" is "the" when you are taking about a male individual and eternauta is a made-up world mixing nauta as in "aeronaut" "astronaut" with "eternal". The story goes that one day a snowfall happens in Buenos Aires (that would be unusual in itself, as it only has happened once for century or something like that) but it is not snow at all. It is a mortal, radioactive thing. The main characters are a family and some friends who are sheltered in a home (having taken some protective measures as soon as all began). As the story progresses they found that there is actually an alien invasion. But the name of the comic is due to one of the characters, Juan Salvo, becoming the eternauta after some shenaningans. He is a time traveler, mostly lost in the current of time, trying to find his wife and little daughter and perhaps warning people before the invasion.

There were some sequels and stuff but speaking strictly about the comic, it was great because the invasion was not having place in USA or Europe or something like that. It was in Buenos Aires, with very known landmarks (as a football stadium), with local names and things like that.

But besides that, the comic because legend because the author of the story (not the artist), German Oesterheld was a militant against the dictatorship that took the power in Argentina between 1976 and 1983...and he disappeared, along with his 4 daughters and their husbands. The poor wife, Elsa, is a symbol of all the people who had to fight for trying to find their missing relatives. In the last years here, The eternauta has been a symbol of a political party too, one who makes a point of condemning the crimes of the dictatorship and do their best to at least find the bodies of those missing people. So, as you see, the comic has a lot of significance for us
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 21, 2020, 01:05:49 AM
@Otlan: My motto is: If you can't tell, it's probably an enemy :P
@Dina:sounds rather good, I wish someone from Egypt would do something like that.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 21, 2020, 05:13:54 AM
In the 50's and 60's we had good comic books and also comic strips. That was slowly fading but we had good moments. And we also had a legend that the show Dark Angel (an old one starring Jessica Alba) was actually stolen from a '90s comic called Cibersix  :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on February 25, 2020, 08:32:00 PM
Hello!!!!
The Argentinian comic adaption sounds interesting.
I've seen the Witcher, too. Sometimes there are episodes that happened years ago, and it took us some time to understand that. My husband for example was amused, that some women looked alike, until I told him, that's because that's the same woman!!! "But she is dead!" "In this episode not yet." Confusing. LOL.
I have not yet read the book to this season, but I think it is promising. It is supposed to be the Witcher telling someone stories of his life. The single episodes are in fact each one of the stories, not always in chronological order.

Otlan: Don't worry. There must be a woman for you. But it doesn't seem to work, if you go out looking for one.
Lots of people find their partner as soon as they stopped looking. Don't give up hope yet.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 25, 2020, 08:55:39 PM
Hi!
Yes, I liked that about the Witcher. At first it was confusing but then it was fun. I have not read the books nor played the gamed (Hubby did play them though, so I was familiar with a few things he told me about) so it is all new for me.

And about what you told Otlan, I know it was like that for me. I distinctly remember one day that I decided I was feeling great as I was, with no partner. It was the same semester I began to get closer to the person who I chose to live my life with.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on February 25, 2020, 09:44:25 PM

And about what you told Otlan, I know it was like that for me. I distinctly remember one day that I decided I was feeling great as I was, with no partner. It was the same semester I began to get closer to the person who I chose to live my life with.
For me too. After 9 years as a single. It took me two years to get over a love that didn't love me back. At least he was honest with me. The you-are-my-best-friend talk and so on.
After that I was looking and looking. Even was on some dates. But those were all guys who were too different from me. No interest in science fiction or fantasy or music. And I realized that I was not myself during those dates. I was playing a role I thought they liked. That was wrong.
A few months before we got together I had accepted, that I would probably live my life alone.
My husband I knew for some years before I realized he was the one. We were singing together.
I can think it is important that you have the same basic interests but also enough different ones but in that at least tolerance for the differences in your partner's interests.

Always be true to yourself. Tell people what you think except when it would hurt them. Then don't sugarcoat. Rather say nothing at all.

And don't go looking in places you would never go to if you weren't looking. For example if you don't go to clubs, then don't go looking for a girlfriend in a club.
If you like books or video games, then maybe go looking for women in places where you would get those.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 26, 2020, 12:35:01 AM
After that I was looking and looking. Even was on some dates. But those were all guys who were too different from me. No interest in science fiction or fantasy or music. And I realized that I was not myself during those dates. I was playing a role I thought they liked. That was wrong.
A few months before we got together I had accepted, that I would probably live my life alone.
My husband I knew for some years before I realized he was the one. We were singing together.

That part happened more or less the same for me. Not many dates but I tried a couple of times to be someone I was not. And, just like you, I decided against it, no matter if that meant to be alone. And I had known my "not-husband" (we are not actually married) since we began the career, we were classmates. And in our final year we got closer, we began talking not only about science because about comics, we began borrowing comics from each other, then I invited him a couple of times to see Star Trek at home (he did not have cable at the time) and then one step lead to another...

I think your advices were very good too.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on February 26, 2020, 06:26:35 AM
As much as I like the sentiment, I've always thought that that line of thought is along the lines of "It's always in the last place you look for it." Because, well, of course it is. :P

On an unrelated note, I'm super excited. My best friend is finally out of basic training and on a base with regular phone/internet access so he can hang out with our group on discord. It was a long three months.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 27, 2020, 06:25:44 AM
((((((((DC))))))))))  :)

 :D I agree about the last place but I am not so sure it is the same. I believe it is something vaguely new  age, like "when you accept yourself other people sees it" or perhaps it is the opposite, if you smell desperate for finding a mate, you scare them.

I can tell you are happy and that makes me happy too but...what is discord?

And going to bed right now. I've fallen asleep twice tonight.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on February 27, 2020, 06:09:18 PM
Maen all!
@Dina: Three times I heard that question this week! First, I'll give the standard reply: It is a program that creates arguments and fighting between its users. :D :D It's in the name.
Second, the real answer: It's a chatting/voice chatting app that works across all platforms (android, iOS, windows, etc) and there's even a web based version that can be accessed through any browser. I sometimes use it when gaming online, but I prefer teamspeak where available, as it's much more specialized.
In other news, I spent two hours today delivering calf from a first-time cow. I believe it's called a heifer?
Muscles are burning, and my nerves are shot. I'll go grill some meat now and relax with a shisha, tea and a book.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 27, 2020, 10:02:40 PM
Thank you! Hubby uses TS, I don't know if he ever used discord. I have not heard of it. And I liked your first answer, seems accurate  :)

Relax and enjoy yourself! It is so weird for me that you deliver cow babies and then grill other animals, all in the same day. I mean, of course I understand it, it is just weird  ;)

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on February 27, 2020, 11:44:58 PM
Hey all!
I tried to watch Mary Poppins today with the kids. Normal TV was partially out because of the weather. It's incredible, but we actually had snow today and yesterday. Today with a bit of a storm. A bit late though. Everybody except the kids had said goodbye to the thought of snow weeks ago. It even was a hint of spring in the air two days ago. Weird weather.
Mary Poppins I found somewhere in the www. But it kept stopping every few seconds. We endured about 10 minutes then decided to watch some DVD. Maybe some other time. The first 10 minutes were not so bad. I think I would like to watch it completely some day.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 28, 2020, 12:16:48 AM
Well, I am glad you tried at least. And hope you try again  :). Also, were the kids happy with the snow? Weather is a complicated thing, I know weather forecasting is usually criticized a lot, but there is a reason for it not being always accurate: weather is too variable and many factors are involved.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on February 28, 2020, 05:11:34 PM
The kids were very happy with the snow. But we were not quite so happy with the storm. It made a hole in our roof. I fixed it for the day with a sheet of plastic I nailed onto the roof. My husband came with some new tiles in the afternoon. There is a factory near his workplace and they were nice and gave him some tiles as a gift. He should do some advertising for them in return.


Mary Poppins: I'm going to ask around if anybody has the DVD. If not I'm thinking of buying it. Amazon has it for €7,99. Or I can borrow it for €1,99 on amazon prime. But I think buying might be better. So we can watch it several times every few months and it would be ours. Though I'm not sure yet. I would like best to borrow it from a person. In case I don't want to watch it several times.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 29, 2020, 12:22:52 AM
@Regen, yes, I think trying to borrow it is the best option. I wish I could lend you my copy (Yes, I own one). I suggest to ask at your children school. Some parents may have it.
And that is very bad about the roof! But at least your husband came with tiles. And what kind of advertising? (if you want to tell, of course)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on February 29, 2020, 02:17:51 AM
Fcrate has it right, Dina. Discord is a more text-based version of teamspeak. And you don't have to pay for the server, which is a nice bonus. :P
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on February 29, 2020, 08:09:45 AM
Ah, I can see how that helps  :)
Well, I am very glad you have your friend back in Discord then. Are you having fun?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on February 29, 2020, 08:52:33 AM
About the roof tiles advertising: LOL
My husband went to the hardware store with the one intact tile and asked if they had some. They guy in the shop didn't find any identification on the tile and told him, these must be special ones. He doesn't know if anyone has them. Doesn't even know where they were made. My husband asked if the guy could go looking if they were in storage. He told him no, he has never seen them.
So my husband was frustrated and drove to the factory to ask if they could make him some from the sample he brought and told them about the guy in the shop. The guy in the factory took one look on the tile and laughed his a... of. Because those are a type of simple standard tiles produced in our country for more then 60 years and he was surprised the guy in the hardware store didn't recognize them. When my husband asked if he could buy about 20 tiles, the guy laughed and told him just to take some from over there and tell people where he got them from so they are even.


We watched the 6th episode of Picard yesterday. So excited about the next one!!!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 01, 2020, 07:55:56 AM
Ahh! I thought he was in advertising or something. It is a very funny story about those tiles.

We watched that episode of Picard a couple of hours ago and it was really engaging, we are very excited for the next one too. It is so weird for me to see Captain Ríos, he looks just a regular guy from here (I believe the actor is Chilean, but close enough) doing normal things, like reading printed books and playing with a football but also he is in Star Trek. I feel like watching a fan fiction. Also, I've noticed his tatoos and that reminds me that humanity in ST seem to have forgotten about tatoos except for very specific things like Chakotay's. Also, it appears that they have stopped smoking...until the "present" of Picard. Perhaps the Mars thing messed with everybody's nerves and they decided to try with that again.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 04, 2020, 01:34:09 PM
So...we have our first confirmed case of coronavirus in the Country (and there are three candidates more). They are people coming back from some vacations on Italy, I hope it does not spread too much.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 04, 2020, 03:02:52 PM
Oh, really. It has spread that far already. Fascinating. We have one confirmed case in town. In my hospital. And we have problems of getting disinfectant, because we have sent so much to China before. Or so they say. A lot of weird pseudo information is spread around. Tomorrow our own test arrives so we don't have to send the samples away to another outside lab anymore. And nobody could tell me who is supposed to do the testing, because it should be done 24 hours every day. It's PCR.
Lots of people have been to Italy. Lots of Chinese people live here. And in Iran it's also bad. Not long and it will spread I think.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 05, 2020, 01:01:24 AM
There's a lot of jokes going around in the gaming circles involving beer, death, retaliation with virus attacks and well wishes for a vacation in china.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 05, 2020, 06:27:00 AM
Around half of the Argentinians are from Italian descent, so every Summer many of us go to Italy  (our Summer, I mean. Italy's winter). So, with the virus spreading in Italy it was a matter of time to it arriving here. I hope we will be able to control it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 06, 2020, 09:17:55 PM
There's a lot of jokes going around in the gaming circles involving beer, death, retaliation with virus attacks and well wishes for a vacation in china.

Yeah. I know the ones about the beer, too. ;)
I like the jokes about how buying hamsters makes you feel safe. There was a cute picture of a hamster lying in a hand with a small plastic machine gun. Feeling more safe already or so.
My mother wanted to buy spaghetti last week and there was none in the supermarket. And no rice, no toilet paper, no other noodles and not much food in cans.
Nobody gives a fxxxk about influenza or the measles or hepatitis C or even HIV any more. I feel sorry for all the other  diseases that can't manage to cause mass panic.

Another topic:
We watched Maleficent 2 yesterday. Funny how she tried to be polite and smile.
Today I hope we will manage the next episode of Picard.
 Earlier today I was at church singing for the World Day of Prayer of women. Nice songs, very simple and easy to learn. The only thing I didn't like was that we were supposed to dress in many bright colours. I looked into my clothes and didn't see much else than black, dark grey or dark red or blue. I found something dark red, turquoise and a skirt with blue, black and white flower print (one for pregnancy my older cousin gave to me, which I never wore) and a scarf with coloured leopard print in grey, blue, brown and yellow. I felt like a parrot. The others told me it looked good, but I think they were just being polite. LOL
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 07, 2020, 06:03:28 AM
We have 8 cases already, all from people coming from Italy. We don't have that level of psychosis yet, the only things you can't find are hands sanitizer and common chinstraps.

I have not seen Maleficent 2 yet (or Frozen 2, or the Impossibles 2. I feel like I have a delay  :D)

I am sure you look well, but in any case it is fun to change one's look once in a blue moon  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 12, 2020, 04:36:28 AM
*expletive*
*expletive*
*expletive*
#°!/&~     >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 12, 2020, 06:23:00 AM
*expletive*
*expletive*
*expletive*
#°!/&~     >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( :( :( :(

???????
Explain? What's up?


And hey, how are you people?
I had a busy week. Little one signed into school. Big one decided which school she wants to go in September. Signing in will be in may. But we have been to some schools which introduced themselves. We just hope her grades will be ok till then.
At work half the people are ill. Some have to stay at home as precautions. Some have to stay at home because their schools or kindergardens are closed and some have other diseases or take care of their old parents. The ones who can still work are not exactly healthy but have to do more work because so many are gone.
I'm so tired now. Yesterday I managed to sleep in late afternoon.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 12, 2020, 06:41:31 AM
Sorry, I was just venting.

Do you remember the Workshop I have been planning to go in Colombia? Planned for months, very excited about it? It would have taken place the whole next week and I would have arrived at Colombia next Sunday. Well, it has been cancelled (or at least postponed) due to coronavirus  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 12, 2020, 06:55:01 AM
Oh, that's sad. I'm sorry. Here they are also cancelling every big event.
I'm thinking of  going to a butterfly exhibition (living butterflies) with the kids and some of their friends. But I'm not sure they are still open. If not we will hope for good weather to go to the zoo instead.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 12, 2020, 07:47:07 AM
I was so excited about this...and it was in Colombia, which is a low risk country so far. I thought some of the guest speakers would cancel because of the risk of traveling but I did not expect the full workshop to be cancelled.I guess they decided that even when Colombia itself was not a risk, having many people from different countries together was- They did it today, once the WHO declare the virus a pandemia.

Oh, both plans sound great, Regen. We had a nice zoo but now is has changed to an "eco-park" (it is not ready yet, still transitioning) and I am not sure what it will be anymore.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 13, 2020, 06:57:13 PM
Maen all!
Now it is official. Every school and kindergarden are closed until April 19th.
We give the children to friends. One goes to a mother who is at home anyway. The other gets to do lots of homework with a friend at her parent's home. They can do home office. For 2 weeks. After that I am at home for 3 weeks. What's after that no one knows yet. All community groups or clubs are closed. No concerts no nothing. To slow the virus down. Hope it works.

There was no time for the zoo today. If it even was open, I don't know. I spent the whole afternoon organizing so that I can go to work next week.

In the spare time we went buying shoes. Found some really good ones for my eldest with reduced price.
The kids like buying shoes there, because they have a TV in the shop.  ;D

I try to look forward to the three weeks at home. Sleeping late, going to the river or in the forest, ... reading a lot... Fun, fun, fun.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 14, 2020, 01:19:48 AM
We had 2 deaths  :'(. Both persons have previous health issues.
The government stated today that for now, they are not going to close schools (classes began a few days ago) because they think it would make things worse. Children are not a risk group and apparently it is better to have them confined several hours each day.

Meanwhile, it appears that my university decided to postpone the beginning of the classes until March 30 (they were supposed to begin next week)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 15, 2020, 01:14:16 AM
We had 2 deaths  :'(. Both persons have previous health issues.
The government stated today that for now, they are not going to close schools (classes began a few days ago) because they think it would make things worse. Children are not a risk group and apparently it is better to have them confined several hours each day.

Meanwhile, it appears that my university decided to postpone the beginning of the classes until March 30 (they were supposed to begin next week)
That's sad.
Apparently you can be infected without showing symptoms or with showing little symptoms. But as an infected Person you can spread the virus to people who are at risk to become a severe case. Almost every child has someone like that in the family. That's why they closed institutions where lots of people are together in close company. Therefore schools and kindergardens. To protect the people at risk.

And most European countries have shut their borders.

Nevertheless everything seems a bit over the top. No one is making a fuss about for example the good old influenza like that. Here it went from 2 infected to over 300 in few weeks. And some didn't know where they had it from.
Makes me wonder if everything they do is exaggerated or is it not? And if what we seem to know is true.

Sorry about my posts here but the topic is everywhere. Everyone is talking about it no matter where you go.

I went to the super market today. They had toilet paper, but I didn't buy any ;).
I tried to stay cool, but I did wash my hands after coming home because of the shopping cart. Washing your hands is never wrong. 8)

At the hospital you should not visit unless it is necessary. I was at work today and will be on Sunday too. Normally you see lots of people visiting the patients, when you leave in the afternoon. But today it was quiet.
All operations are cancelled unless necessary to hold capacities in intensive care when needed.

Going out of the hospital building felt weird, but driving home there were as many cars as always.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 15, 2020, 02:10:59 AM
Maen all! :) Been away the last few days. We got hit hard with a storm, and it caused a lot of damage to roads (and signals).
Anyway yesterday, when the rain was only drizzling, we lit a fire and cooked stew on it. I have to wash the pot as it's my turn, but it's going to be horrible so I'm procrastinating. Anyway, the stew was amazing :P
@Dina: Noooooo.... my coffee...... :( But you can go to the cursing topic and vent there without censoring yourself.
@Regen: I do think it's blown way out of proportion. It seems to me that following the normal perfectly sensible ways to avoid diseases in public should be enough, and it's the most you can do anyway, but maybe that's just me. I mean: Avoid hugs, don't sneeze in somebody's face, and try to avoid getting sneezed at, avoid public bathrooms or approach them with extreme care, wash your hands after you get home (like you did), and so on.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 15, 2020, 08:43:25 AM
Good maen, people.
I agree about the out of proportion. In my country there is a lot of people dying for dengue and we are having measles again for several reasons including some vaxxers. I am really worried for all that. And I hope our measures against coronavirus are effective.

So...still trying to recover from the fact that I should be on a plane right now. At least I will be able to sleep with my hubby in my comfortable bed.

Sorry about the storm Fcrate.

Regen we have not in the "lack of products in the shelves" stage, except sanitizers, of course.

In better topics, we watched "Knives Out" tonight. It was a good movie, I liked it, except...the literally revolting parts. We also  watched the latest episode of Picard.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 15, 2020, 03:44:47 PM
We still have to watch Picard. I was alone on Friday evening. We want to watch it together of course. And yesterday I fell asleep in the early afternoon and woke up after midnight. Yeah.  ;) I slept not enough the day before and had to work early on Saturday.
Maybe today evening.

Edit:
LOL: A friend of my daughter's is visiting and they are laughing about our cat, because she looks so cute with her big big eyes, but has a really ugly voice. Always sounds annoyed, even if she isn't. People who don't know her are always confused when she talks.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 15, 2020, 06:55:06 PM
Aww. that is hilarious about your cat. I would love to see a picture someday.

In a short while my friends will be here to play RPG, but I wanted to say hello to everyone before that.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on March 17, 2020, 12:50:16 AM
I'd rather have the overreaction to the virus. Ultimately, it will be a lot easier in the future to tone down prevention measures rather than deal with triage situations like Italy and Spain because they didn't take it seriously enough. If the measures already in place work, it'll look like an overreaction when we look back because it worked, y'know?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 17, 2020, 04:12:01 AM
Yes, you are right in that, DC.
How are you?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 17, 2020, 11:07:20 PM
Maen all! Made some Hawawshi tonight (Empanadas for you, Dina) :D
Also baked some pie with dates seasoned with just a bit of cardamom..
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 18, 2020, 12:31:46 AM
Yum! I had one empanada for lunch today.
Well, it has been suggested that everyone than can do work from home. Starting tomorrow, hubby will start home office. I did not go yesterday and today but I will go tomorrow, because there are some things I need to do physically but the next days I will probably stay at home. Next Monday and Tuesday were already days off, but the governement took measures so this time it is not a touristic weekend but people stays at home.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 19, 2020, 05:23:57 PM
Yummy.
On Tuesday some colleagues and I decided to order sushi. They have warm food, too. And the sushi is really good for take away. Usually I only order when working the night and we only order if there are at least 3 people wanting to. And they don't deliver that far, so we could never order from home. So I was looking forward to it. Yummy yummy sushi!
The plan was to eat my lunch early, then to order the sushi and take it home to the family, so I wouldn't have to cook something else.
But most colleagues suddenly didn't want to order any more. Not sure why. One didn't have enough money. The other had lots to eat with her though she knew that we wanted to order. Maybe they were afraid that the hospital wouldn't let the delivery guy in. But we had planned anyway to tell him to call when he is there and send someone out.

So I didn't have sushi.
But I have everything I need for making pizza. Maybe tomorrow.
Today I'm exhausted from all the garden work and the cleaning of our garden chairs. I want to cook something fast. Maybe some Spätzle with sauce and salad.

And I started to read Der satanarcheolügenialkohöllische Wunschpunsch by Michael Ende to the kids. They liked it, of course.
When my oldest is done with Harry Potter, I've recommended Neverending Story to her. That's cool with the red and green print. Red for the real world and green for Phantasien.

The kid is always interested in what I read, and I have to tell her what my book is about. She wants to read the DF someday, but I told her, she would have to learn English first, because I don't have them in German.
A friend of mine that I infected with the DF ***(MUAHAHA!!!!!)*** has finally decided to buy Summer Knight. In German it's called "Feenzorn", which translates into " the wrath of the fae". The translation seems ok, otherwise she would not read it. And I amuse myself by throwing spoiler free funny passages at her as teaser.
I would be interested to read one of the translations some time. But she has them on the kindle, so that's not possible. Maybe one day I'll buy one.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 19, 2020, 08:39:49 PM
Sorry about the sushi. I hope you can have it soon.

I hope to post again later, now trying to focus in what I am doing from my job (from home)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: PilgrimDan on March 19, 2020, 10:08:38 PM
Drops in to say "hi!"
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 19, 2020, 10:56:45 PM
*Says hello without hugging because social distancing*

Glad you are all right!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 19, 2020, 11:11:24 PM
Maen all!
@Dina: Sounds like a personality disorder :P I have to confess I'm very careless in that regard. Met a friend that I haven't seen for almost a year, so hugs and cheek kisses. I did wash my hands and face afterwards though.
@Regen: Blessed Pizza! The most holy of baking rituals, I do hope you make the dough yourself :D
And hello Pilgrims!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 19, 2020, 11:58:04 PM
What sounds like a personality disorder?
We Argentinians normally do the same to greet friends, but now we are being much more careful.
Apparently, full quarantine will be announced starting tonight and until March 31. That makes me awfully sad. (Waiting for official confirmation, perhaps it will start tomorrow night instead of tonight)

Edit: Well, it starts tonight at midnight.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 20, 2020, 01:53:29 PM
Bad luck Dina, but harsh measures must be taken to ensure safety. I think we're to follow. Right now they've shut down public bathrooms and coffee shops, Limited Friday prayer time and urged people not to move around in the streets too much. It's not official except in one part of Alexandria.
And I meant that "Social distancing" sounds like a personality disorder. :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 20, 2020, 03:53:11 PM
Hey all!
Update: Our quarantine starts tonight. Because there were still too many people not taking it seriously enough. So no more "it would be nice if you stayed at home" but now more a "stay at home, or else...".
Thank God my husband is now able to do home office. His firm has established a strict time frame in which the groups have to work in shifts, because the server is not made for everyone doing home office at the same time. Today is his first day working at home. ;)
His hours are good for the family schedule, because he works either when the kids are still sleeping or when I come home from the hospital.

And I'm so proud of my little daughter. She finally managed to drive her bike. I hope tomorrow will be at least a little bit sunny, so she can try again. The last two days were nice and warm. Up to 20°C and sunny. Lots of birds singing spring flowers opening, ants walking into my socks  ;D  and bugs flying into my face while driving my bike. LOL
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 20, 2020, 06:33:25 PM
Hi Regen, exactly the same happened here. Too many people going to the beach (in other cities, Buenos Aires has a river but not beach) or gathering at the parks, for instance. And then, a few special stupid cases.
1) a man (let's call him A)  in a province received word of an ex-flame (B)  who basically wanted to cheat on her husband with A. B lived in another province, and the two of them met at her house. Then B told A that she has arrived from Spain a few days ago...and that she was feeling a little ill. A did not care and they do..well, all. But then is when it gets crazy. A decided to get back to his province, where his friends invited him to a bbq party. He went and jokingly commented about his "adventure". People reacted logically, denounced it to the authorities and the whole town (aprox. 2500 people) went in quarantine since a few days ago. Now A and B are confirmed positive to COVID.

2) an Argentinian man in Uruguay was in observation for Covid, in a hospital. He escaped and took a boat (around 400 people) back home. The Uruguays discovered that he escaped and warned our authorities before the boat arrived here. So now the 400 people are in quarantine here (they allowed them to arrive and isolated them in several hotels specially for them)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 20, 2020, 09:11:22 PM
Unfortunately stupidity seems to be in human nature.
 :(

I made pizza today. Now I'm very sated. There is enough left for tomorrow. Yummy. And yes, Fcrate, I make the dough myself.

I don't mind staying home. I have lots of books. There is enough to do. Even for the kids. That's no problem. We won't get bored. I will go to work, he will do home office. The kids will stay at home.
 But I feel with the small enterprises, my brother in-law's little lab, the local bookstore, the little stationary shop, the little coffee shop,... They all had to close.
I hope they survive. Some may have invested in online shops. When they are open again, I will got inte every one in the main village and buy something, even if I don't need it. And convince others to do so as well.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: PilgrimDan on March 20, 2020, 10:13:36 PM
Imagine working for a restaurant that has to close for a month. You're screwed, employment wise, even if you're the owner.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 20, 2020, 10:59:13 PM
Yes, of course this will be terrible for the economy, specially for small stores.
I am surprised to say that McDonald's and other similar places here have closed (not even take-away. Definitely close). I think that is good but I hope their employees have not salary restrictions.
The gov. have announced that they will help many business to pay salaries but I am not sure about implementation though.

Regen, that sounds so great. I've managed to do some work today but this weekend (which was a long weekend long before the crisis) I will try to just rest.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Chiroptera on March 21, 2020, 12:26:50 AM
Just checking in to see how everyone's doing. Our schools all closed so I have to teach online until May 1st.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 21, 2020, 12:29:02 AM
CHIRO!!!! 

*jumps in joy*

I'VE MISSED YOU SO MUCH!!!! TRY TO FIND A WAY TO CONTACT YOU BUT COULDN'T (I don't use social networks)  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Chiroptera on March 21, 2020, 12:29:59 AM
I didn't realize the forum was still around until recently.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 21, 2020, 12:34:04 AM
How have you been?

I can tell you Chiana, Ren and PD are doing well. Same as Mira and, until a while ago at least, DC.

I am doing well. My country started full quarantine since today. Hubby and I are home officing (I went to the university on Wednesday to do some things, but that was all). Our classes were supposed to began on March 17 at the university. That was cancelled until April 13th. Then we will probably have virtual classes, so we are beginning to train with that, as most of us are ignorant.

What tool do you use for your classes?

Edited: Dinner time!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Chiroptera on March 21, 2020, 12:59:42 AM
I've been using Google Classroom to post assignments, and trying to find virtual labs.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 21, 2020, 04:28:49 AM
Thank you, of my friends is doing the same.
I had a scientific meeting in Colombia, Chiro, but it was cancelled to the COVID
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 21, 2020, 10:47:26 AM
Just checking in to see how everyone's doing. Our schools all closed so I have to teach online until May 1st.

Hello, Chiro.
Are you a teacher at school? What do you teach?
Our schools are closed until April 19th. What's after that, we don't know yet.
In elementary school the teachers prepared homework for several weeks in sheets and school books.
The schools for the older kids have a server which is usually only used when the teacher is ill(one! teacher) or for additional homework. It is usually not for replacing every teacher's lessons at the same time for weeks. For every school has data space of only some 80MB +/-. So not really suited for home schooling.
Don't know how they do it. Maybe e-mail.
My cousin's kids have a lot of paper work to do. They are on a grammar school in town.





My husband just realized, that he has access on the weekend, so he can work his hours and doesn't have to start work at 4 am every weekday. He said, he'd never have thought he would ever be glad, that he could work on weekends.  ;D
Makes me glad, too. Because I have to get up at 4:45 am. So I wouldn't be happy to hear his alarmclock at 3:45 am.
Sleep is sacred! Do it as much as you can. Oh holy sleep, I worship thee.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: PilgrimDan on March 21, 2020, 12:16:57 PM
I didn't realize the forum was still around until recently.

Hi Chiro, guess who else is back.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 21, 2020, 06:40:14 PM
Hello everyone!

Otlan has finally answered my mail. He and his family are alright.

Regen, one of my friends (besides Chiro) is using Google Classroom because is easier for him to organize sending homework, activities, quizzes to his students and their results are sent back to him. I still don't know what we are going to do, but it may be exciting to learn new skills.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Chiroptera on March 22, 2020, 12:30:45 AM
I teach biology, computer science, and robotics, and I'm usually as hands on as I can be, so it's a shift trying to do it online. I've been experimenting with video options, too, so I can still talk to my classes. I've tried some video white boards and slide presentations, and Google Meet.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Sir Huron Stone on March 22, 2020, 01:32:08 AM
Chiro! Good to see you!


Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on March 22, 2020, 03:12:02 AM
Hi Regen, exactly the same happened here. Too many people going to the beach (in other cities, Buenos Aires has a river but not beach) or gathering at the parks, for instance. And then, a few special stupid cases.
1) a man (let's call him A)  in a province received word of an ex-flame (B)  who basically wanted to cheat on her husband with A. B lived in another province, and the two of them met at her house. Then B told A that she has arrived from Spain a few days ago...and that she was feeling a little ill. A did not care and they do..well, all. But then is when it gets crazy. A decided to get back to his province, where his friends invited him to a bbq party. He went and jokingly commented about his "adventure". People reacted logically, denounced it to the authorities and the whole town (aprox. 2500 people) went in quarantine since a few days ago. Now A and B are confirmed positive to COVID.

2) an Argentinian man in Uruguay was in observation for Covid, in a hospital. He escaped and took a boat (around 400 people) back home. The Uruguays discovered that he escaped and warned our authorities before the boat arrived here. So now the 400 people are in quarantine here (they allowed them to arrive and isolated them in several hotels specially for them)
To quote the late great Spongebob Squarepants, that is...advanced stupid.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 22, 2020, 04:15:33 AM
Hello everyone! Hi SHS and DC!!

To quote the late great Spongebob Squarepants, that is...advanced stupid.

Yes. We have another one. A young man arrived from USA jn March 13, just around the time our gov. dictated the order that all people arriving from there needed to do a 14-day quarantine. He disobeyed and next day he went to a birthday (from a 15 years old girl). Now he is on ICU and around 150 people are in observation because of him.

I went out for some groceries today and I am happy to say there were not too many people around. It seems that we are beginning to pay attention. This is not going so well yet (we had many cases today, more than double than yesterday. But yesterday has been a relatively good day)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: wardenferry419 on March 24, 2020, 05:15:56 PM
Hey, everyone, Good Maen. I hear there will be two books this year. Stunned. Kentucky is under a "stay at home." I still do Pokemon go; now, I call it exercise.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 24, 2020, 10:58:36 PM
Hello everyone!

Yes, two books this year will be great!

I do Pokemon Go from home (very little) and when I go to buy groceries (not everyday. For example, today I stayed at home). Besides the quarantine, today is a National day-off so I decided not to do any work. Instead, I did a lemon pudding, watch "Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears"*, took a long bath and relaxed. Tomorrow I will begin reading and preparing things, so working. We can buy groceries online but not everything what you want is available that way, so sometimes I leave. Tomorrow I will probably get out, so it will be time for pokemon go. Oh, today they arrest a young man who was outside just playing pokemon.

*I am a fan of the show "Miss Fisher's murder mysteries". I have it on Netflix but it finished several years ago, after a 3 seasons. I've missed it since then, so as soon as I heard that the movie was going to be released yesterday in Acorn TV I began a 7-day free trial. The movie is not as good as the show but it was still good to see the characters again. It was fun.


Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 25, 2020, 10:25:42 PM
Oh. My. God. !!!!!

I watched the trailer yesterday just before sleeping. And there is really another book coming.
Another book! And the first chapter of PT. Actually I suffered an emotional overdose. There are no words to describe my happiness.  :)

Especially after these exhausting days at the hospital. There are 3 colleagues tested positive with COVID-19. One got it from a birthday party 3 weeks ago, the others don't know. 2 of them had fever, but the third was very surprised. She had nothing. Was feeling healthy, no symptoms at all. They were just testing her team, because two of them were coughing. It will be only a matter of time now until more will be ill. We have created two teams now that don't meet each other and are alternating every week. Reduced workers doing reduced work. Only the necessary parameters that are needed ASAP.
Everyone is a bit tense.
But I'm not scared, just stressed. I think we have managed to slow the infection down, so that there will be enough respirators for those who need them.

So I want to thank Jim, Priscilla and everyone involved in the books and the trailers, for making me happy.
I wish, it could be July, now. ;)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 26, 2020, 12:00:21 AM
First episode of PT? Where?

I am sorry about the problems in your hospital, I hope those becoming ill will be recovered soon.

Our country is having more than 500 cases now, with 8 deaths. I am very sad for that. Today I went out for groceries and, even when of course it was quite lonely, there were more people than I expected. I took all the precautions I could. And tomorrow some colleagues and I are having a conference to try to organize better our future classes.

And yes, thanks Jim and Priscilla for giving us things to enjoy now.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on March 26, 2020, 05:31:39 AM
I overheard one of the managers at the store I work at today saying that during the panic buying at the grocery store, there were $700,000 in sales...in six days. That's beyond insane. That's practically an entire year's worth of sales in less than a week.

I was super pumped to see the announcement of two books this year. I can't wait for Peace Talks.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 26, 2020, 06:01:12 AM
That is crazy! I don´t think we are that bad yet. At least, not around my place.

Yes! Two books!

Stay safe, people.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 26, 2020, 07:55:24 PM
At the moment, this is going around as world after quarantine. Though I knew it from last year or so, it is still funny. Was watching it with the kids and we've been laughing until tears came. I couldn't stop laughing. Want to share with you:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4ISUgbY_2uY

@Dina: have you found the first chapter yet? If not, look here:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/check-out-our-exclusive-peek-at-jim-butchers-new-dresde-1842415798?fbclid=IwAR2FhaMawU2qCHjue1e7IeAnAE8ObZccO1lu6cKUno2uL-z63Mq3d5IaI5k

At the hospital there are less patients now. Only the serious cases and those who need their treatments continued. That is noticeable in less samples. So today, I did the work that is usually done by 3 people. It went well, though I wouldn't want that to be that way forever. Sometimes I wished I had a third or fourth hand. Or a second brain. LOL

What's nice about the masks: you are able to look really stupid, and no one notices. :o
And if you are wearing glasses, they can't slide down your nose any more. Yay!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 26, 2020, 08:14:08 PM
Thank you about the first chapter! I've read it and, even when I knew some things due to comments here in the forum, still shocked me a little.

I will watch the video later, now I need to work a little. I am glad you have not many patients now. Thanks for all what you are doing, please, take good care of yourself.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 27, 2020, 01:21:41 AM
Maen all! Hope everyone is OK.
@Regen: LMAO! My stomach cramped and my face hurts from laughing :D :D :D Passed it on to everyone I know. Hehe.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 27, 2020, 04:39:10 AM
@Regen.  I watched it now and I laughed a lot  :). The strange thing is that I totally remember having seen the crocodile and the flamingos. Only that part but I don't know where I've seen it.

@Fcrate, so far so good but who knows. It can change any minute. I hope everyone is safe.
Our quarantine was supposed to be until March 30, but everyone suspects it will extend at least until April 13th. I've been trying a few online tools for teaching and some way or another our students will receive the contents. Of course, I still need to do other things for my work but I think my favorite part is about the classes. I only regret part of the things I normally use are in paper...at work.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 27, 2020, 09:28:02 PM
Hi, I just noticed, that in the video with the round animals, there was one missing. The cat trying to hunt the mouse. Here it is, among others: enjoy

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uB9E-PsIT0E

Next week, or so we have been told and hope, an antibody test should arrive. It would be interesting to know, who already had the virus without noticing. Those people would be safe to work with anybody, because they can't be infected again until the virus changes.

Next week it's also my little one's birthday. She is sad, that no one can come. Luckily I had her presents hidden since January. And I have a surprise for both kids: the new Frozen movie is hidden in our bedroom.  ;D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 27, 2020, 10:38:45 PM
Hi everyone!

You can do a virtual meeting for your girls, so all her friends can say hello and sing the Happy Birthday  :).

Let us know about the antibody test results!



Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: PilgrimDan on March 28, 2020, 09:27:59 AM
*finishes reading the excerpt* Harry's sanding in a giant humanoid footprint, huh?

I wonder.....  ???
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 28, 2020, 04:14:29 PM
*finishes reading the excerpt* Harry's sanding in a giant humanoid footprint, huh?

I wonder.....  ???

Hmm... No clue. Giant Fomor sea monster? Poseidon? ;) Harry's own foot flattened by the heavy vest.

I definitely want more. I want to do the time warp though it is against the laws of magic and jump to July. Those little tidbits are driving me crazy.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 28, 2020, 07:31:59 PM
If you read the small description of Battle Ground, you will (almost sure) have the answer about the footprint. But don't read it if you don't want spoilers!  :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 29, 2020, 12:52:19 AM
If you read the small description of Battle Ground, you will (almost sure) have the answer about the footprint. But don't read it if you don't want spoilers!  :)
I did.
You think so? Maybe, but it could be unrelated. I think it's something different. I'm very excited to read the rest.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 29, 2020, 01:07:07 AM
I am pretty sure...but of course I can be wrong-
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 29, 2020, 10:57:45 AM
I suspect, that our thoughts are deliberately led into the wrong direction.
Don't trust any Butcher. 8) ;)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 29, 2020, 07:42:44 PM
Maybe  :)

How are you doing, Regen? I am looking forward to my Zoom-hosted RPG session, in just a while.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on March 29, 2020, 08:27:06 PM
I'm fine. At home now. We have watched How to tame your dragon as series with the kids. Now they should sleep. Theoretically. And we grown-ups want to watch Picard. I was too tired the last days. The kids will be at home until at least April 19th.

Today I realised, that I have a plan for the years reading order.  ;D
I have an audible abonnement on amazon now. I pay 9,95€ each month and there is one audio book included. The first 30 days I got two audio books for free without even paying the 9,95€. I didn't plan it that way, but if I get one audio book every month, I will be at Skin Game by July. Perfect. And in time for Peace Talks. Maybe get the PT audio in August, then comes Battle Ground in September. In December the new Alex Verus will be out. Cool.
I'm through with Turn Coat audio book. Now I'm continuing to read False Value by Aaronovitch. After that Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs (= the newest Mercy Thompson ). And there are some other books that interest me. That's great. I won't be without a book for the whole year.

This week I will stay home from work. It's Team #2's turn now. One of our doctors is in intensive care now. That's sad. But not yet on a respirator. I hope he gets better soon.

As for my Baby's birthday: Maybe I can ask her friends to sing Happy Birthday for her. I'm sure, they will do it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 30, 2020, 12:39:59 AM
I'm fine. At home now. We have watched How to tame your dragon as series with the kids. Now they should sleep. Theoretically. And we grown-ups want to watch Picard. I was too tired the last days. The kids will be at home until at least April 19th.

Today I realised, that I have a plan for the years reading order.  ;D
I have an audible abonnement on amazon now. I pay 9,95€ each month and there is one audio book included. The first 30 days I got two audio books for free without even paying the 9,95€. I didn't plan it that way, but if I get one audio book every month, I will be at Skin Game by July. Perfect. And in time for Peace Talks. Maybe get the PT audio in August, then comes Battle Ground in September. In December the new Alex Verus will be out. Cool.
I'm through with Turn Coat audio book. Now I'm continuing to read False Value by Aaronovitch. After that Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs (= the newest Mercy Thompson ). And there are some other books that interest me. That's great. I won't be without a book for the whole year.

This week I will stay home from work. It's Team #2's turn now. One of our doctors is in intensive care now. That's sad. But not yet on a respirator. I hope he gets better soon.

As for my Baby's birthday: Maybe I can ask her friends to sing Happy Birthday for her. I'm sure, they will do it.

Yes, do that! I am sure she will enjoy it. Also, crossing fingers for your doctor and enjoy your time home with your family.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: shades of grey on March 31, 2020, 04:35:53 PM
A long distance hello.
I'm currently home sick with this swiving virus.
It kind of prompted me to pop in and say hello.

I can't promise I'll be here often, but I'm going to try.

Stay safe and stay weird.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 31, 2020, 07:23:13 PM
Oh, my dear!! Be well soon.
I've been working at distance, and cooking more than normally. I did a banana cake, a lemon cake (I am not sure that is the translation. It's a sort of English pudding, but no fruit), some cookies. I am planning to do an orange one now. It's all too new for me  :)
Chiro came here the other day. She was doing well, dictating classes online too. We are planning the same, our classes at the university will begin on April 13th. It will be interesting.

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Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 31, 2020, 08:11:27 PM
Maen all, doing well here.
@Shades: I hope you get well soon. My aunt has it now, she's a doctor in U.S., and she's locked herself in her home.
@Dina: Cakes :D yum! I never tried to bake any cakes, but with the lockdown now, I'm baking a lot more pies. I did some cookies last week as well.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 31, 2020, 08:49:33 PM
Hi Fcrate, I hope she is going well. Doctors are in such a risk  :'(

As I say, I am not sure if they are actually "cakes". Here you have the lemon one (which was in the oven a little too much)
(https://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Paulette72/limoncito_zpsfm5f2tbt.png)

And here is the banana one (spoiler because it's big)
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on March 31, 2020, 09:07:26 PM
I could murder a banana cake right now... I want to flip that cake out and take a huge bite (No slicing).
Btw, your kitchen is ridiculously clean :s Makes me feel guilty.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on March 31, 2020, 10:36:34 PM
The first picture is actually in the table (over an individual blanket). The second one (with the corn) is in the kitchen, but you can see much of it.

I tried to have it clean, but I am not a fanatic or obsessive about it. My current problem are cockroaches  :(. I can't get rid of them and the service that normally comes to do the extermination (pest control) is not working now due to quarantine. So, it is complicated.

I have orange cake in the oven now and it is smelling good.
Instead, dinner will be easy. We already have some rice with a few veggies. Perhaps we will grill some burgers and that will be all.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 01, 2020, 12:18:04 AM
There's a solution to cockroaches that I used when I lived in the city. You put some powder around sewer exits in your house, and maybe renew every week. I don't remember the powder's active ingredient though.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 01, 2020, 12:33:56 AM
yes, I think sewers are the main "source" but I have many in bathroom and kitchen. It's quite disgusting.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: morriswalters on April 01, 2020, 01:07:42 AM
Boric acid I believe.  In the US one was called Roach Prufe.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 01, 2020, 02:34:19 AM
Good to see you in here (Weird) Morris  :). And thank you. I'll see what I can find.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 01, 2020, 07:01:23 AM
A long distance hello.
I'm currently home sick with this swiving virus.
It kind of prompted me to pop in and say hello.

I can't promise I'll be here often, but I'm going to try.

Stay safe and stay weird.

Hi, I hope you get better soon. Virtual hugs.

I could murder a banana cake right now... I want to flip that cake out and take a huge bite (No slicing).
Btw, your kitchen is ridiculously clean :s Makes me feel guilty.
Me too. I can still find smudges of tomato sauce that I dropped two days ago. It was everywhere. Even on the ceiling. I tried to catch it. Managed to, but you know what happens to liquids in containers that are not closed, when you shake them brutally. LOL
I used the opportunity for some creative cursing.


Never seen a cockroach and glad about it. Please tell us, if it works, Dina.


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Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 01, 2020, 01:38:16 PM
Never seen a cockroach? Awesome. Those are a plague here (not as much as in my building)

Once upon a time, I dropped a Coca Cola bottle, it opened violently and there was Coke everywhere. I had to paint the kitchen ceiling.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 01, 2020, 02:18:29 PM
Only on TV. I believe they don't exist here. We only have midges, ants and wasps as insects that get into your home. Apart from the occasional spider or fly.

Sometimes we have wasp or hornets nests in a roller shutter case (not sure if that's the right words: you roll the thing down to shut the window for the night, so no light gets in).

Edit:
OK, I was wrong. I thought maybe they were extinct or something. But here they are:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_cockroach

But I have never seen any.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 01, 2020, 02:56:58 PM
Sorry for the second post. I couldn't edit this into the first one.
This is the birthday cake. We received several videos or audios for her birthday.
I hope I am able to get the picture in.
It's a cheese cake.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 01, 2020, 04:00:03 PM
About cockrachaes, ok, you should be announcing that as a selling point to tourism there. I mean, our hotels don't have cockroaches either, they are very insistent with pest extermination but depending to conditions there are more or less common in the houses. For instance, when I lived with my parents in a house, we occasionally saw some cockraches in the patio or around the sewers from the garden, but nothing else. There were not really a problem. And when this building was new, there were very few cockroaches. But now, there are many. All the appartments have the problem now. At least, they are not too big. Instead, my late grand aunt, who lived in a house in the suburbia, had really awful big cockroaches.

The cake looks wonderful! And I like cheese cakes so I am sure is very yummy too  :D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 01, 2020, 05:56:28 PM
Nice cake Regen... I keep on imagining eating your cakes people that I'm starting to get fat again.
About cockroaches, it's mostly a city problem. In the country side there might be a few but they don't come into houses that often.
@Morris: Boric acid? I use that for eye infections in cattle and sheep sometimes. Never heard it'd do well against cockroaches.
About ants and other insects: Some gasoline around windows and doors is enough to keep them at bay.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: morriswalters on April 01, 2020, 06:29:14 PM
It's fairly old as a pesticide.  I don't know about efficacy. Well the Wikipedia says... (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boric_acid#Insecticidal)

Quote from: Wikipedia
Boric acid was first registered in the US as an insecticide in 1948 for control of cockroaches, termites, fire ants, fleas, silverfish, and many other insects. The product is generally considered to be safe to use in household kitchens to control cockroaches and ants. It acts as a stomach poison affecting the insects' metabolism, and the dry powder is abrasive to the insects' exoskeletons.[40][41][42] Boric acid also has the reputation as "the gift that keeps on killing" in that cockroaches that cross over lightly dusted areas do not die immediately, but that the effect is like shards of glass cutting them apart. This often allows a roach to go back to the nest where it soon dies. Cockroaches, being cannibalistic, eat others killed by contact or consumption of boric acid, consuming the powder trapped in the dead roach and killing them, too.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 01, 2020, 08:14:49 PM
Sounds cruel. But I think all pesticides are brutal.
We use baking soda against ants. That's cruel too.
Gasoline? Doesn't that smell bad?

We have flyscreen on some windows and the terrace door, so that we can leave them open in summer. You need them, when there are lots of cows or pigs in the neighbourhood. Otherwise the whole house gets full of flies.

But yes, no cockroaches. Maybe advertise for tourists, but there is not much tourism here. There is not much to see here. Mostly industries.
Maybe the old monastery with nuns still living there. OK, there are several old monasteries to see. Some places where you still see traces of the Romans. Some cities with old city walls, that are mostly still intact, from the middle ages. There are lots of breweries, if you're interested in beer. Everything cockroach-free.
How am I doing with the advertising? LOL


Today we drove to the river by bike. The little one, who is not so little anymore, wanted that for her birthday. It was her first "tour" driving by herself. It was nice. We collected lots of river stones in different colours. Sometimes you can't get onto the stone banks, but today there was a way down to a big one. It was only a small jump down onto the bank. It was fun. But cold.
At home the water for the cat outside was still frozen at noon.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 01, 2020, 08:40:47 PM
Yes, it sounds awfully cruel but at this point I don't care too much.

And yes, you are very good at advertising, I really wish I could go visit your area  :)

Ok, Fcrate, I'll try not to speak of cakes for a while.

Today I did quite a lot of work, I am tired but well, at least I don't feel so lazy. And I don't have to go out as we have enough groceries, so at least I could be in comfortable clothes all day.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: morriswalters on April 02, 2020, 02:45:13 AM
Roaches had the misfortune to evolve along with us. I have a non aggression pact with them, until they cross my property line.

If your children like rocks they might enjoy the river where I live, the Ohio.  It has a large fossil bed exposed at low water, quite extensive.  A look into the past.  At high water the rapids pound the rocks.  It sounds like giants, beating on drums.  You feel it in your chest. Today there are extensive bike paths along the river and a large park over an area where heavy industry once existed.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 02, 2020, 06:35:28 AM
That sounds beautiful...and soothing for the current times.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 02, 2020, 07:37:10 AM


If your children like rocks they might enjoy the river where I live, the Ohio.  It has a large fossil bed exposed at low water, quite extensive.  A look into the past.  At high water the rapids pound the rocks.  It sounds like giants, beating on drums.  You feel it in your chest. Today there are extensive bike paths along the river and a large park over an area where heavy industry once existed.

Hey, you are good at advertising, too. ;)
I would love to see the Ohio. I'm very interested in fossils.
There are lots of places in the US that I'm interested in. Maybe when the kids are out of school, we could take our vacation for several weeks outside the school holidays.

We are planning to paint on some of the grey river stones. I found one that looks like a shark's head with open mouth. And a heart shaped one. Usually they all have more or less round or oval shapes. The ones you can carry at least.
The ones with several colours we leave as they are.
There are black ones with white streaks, rosé ones, shiny white ones, green and white ones, red ones with white streaks and so on. I collected them as a kid. The green and white ones I called Zucchini stones, because they looked exactly like one kind of zucchini my grandmother had in her garden. LOL
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 02, 2020, 07:51:04 AM
LOL, sounds so great. Where are you, Regen? (General area, I don't mean details)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 02, 2020, 08:02:39 AM
I live near the river Lech.  :) About 15 minutes walking distance.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 02, 2020, 06:41:57 PM
Sounds lovely.
I hope everyone is doing well. I have a more or less quiet workday (yesterday I was busier) so I am enjoying it. 
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 03, 2020, 10:36:45 AM
Hello, everybody. How are you?


I made my own mask. I think, I'll add a hat, go to the bank, and see what they will do. Just kidding.
I found the old scarf with the pentagrams. Usually I use the scarfs to keep the hair out of my face while working in the garden.
I think soon we will have to wear masks when going near people, for example to the supermarket or in busses or trains and so on. They don't say that, but I think they are just waiting for the production of masks for everyone to be sufficient, and then we will be obliged to wear them.


I'm fine. I have worked in the garden today. Cut some bushes, especially the one we want to decorate with easter eggs. Shot some pictures of flowers and bees.

The weather is great. Lot of sunshine, birds singing, bees humming, 19°C.
Yesterday evening I think I saw a fox in the garden, but I'm not sure. Usually you don't see them much around humans, but now some animals come here, because there are not so many humans around anymore.
Could have been a really big weasel though. There was one there last year. The neighbours think, it ate their baby cats. They saw footprints.
Have to watch over Bella, though she can be really mean to other predators. But she is not very tall or muscular. Only impresses with her awful voice. Made all the big fat tom-cats disappear from our ground. LOL
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 03, 2020, 07:05:32 PM
*feels very sad for the baby cats*  :'( :'( :'(

I think your mask looks great  :D. I don't know if they will do that, the WHO is not recommending using masks all the time. I am glad you are enjoying your garden and the weather, it is more or less like here. Today is sunny and now we have 22°C. I went out today after a couple of days. It was great to see the sun.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: PilgrimDan on April 05, 2020, 12:03:56 PM
A long distance hello.
I'm currently home sick with this swiving virus.
It kind of prompted me to pop in and say hello.

I can't promise I'll be here often, but I'm going to try.


Stay safe and stay weird.

OMG SHADES!!! ((((((((((((((((((((Shades)))))))))))))))

So good to see you here again!


Looking very gangster there, Regenbogen
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 05, 2020, 07:38:26 PM
(((((((((PD))))))))))

I hope you are doing well.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: PilgrimDan on April 05, 2020, 08:04:15 PM
Yeah. Getting kinda bored and wondering when the shops (especially the bookshops) will open again, but hey, at least Corona-chan hasn't hugged me yet.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 05, 2020, 08:15:05 PM
That is the important thing.

We have strict quarantine until Sunday 12. Then some activities will be restored. Hubby and I are not sure if we will need to go to our works or not. Classes at university will begin the same day but only in virtual way. Students won't physically go to the building until June 1st (at least, that is the current resolution)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 05, 2020, 08:38:05 PM
They have extended our not so strict quarantine until April 19th.
What's after that is still not sure. Depends on the new infection rate. The measures seem to have slowed it down a bit. And that was the goal.

Tomorrow it is my team's turn in the lab. At least I can go to work, because we are relevant for the system. The rest of the family have to stick together. Sometimes it shows. But most of the time we are at peace. You can't be alone, that's the problem. So I went out yesterday to walk alone to the river. It was nice.

In this week at home I had planed to train my violin skills, but could not do that as I pleased, because my husband had to work or it was so late, that the kids had to sleep. During daytime I was occupied with keeping the kids occupied.
And now at the end of the week, the household looks, as if nobody had done anything. But hey, nobody sees, because nobody comes. Yay!

So I just recorded some silly children's songs today and sent them to other families and to the choir to sing along. LOL
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 05, 2020, 08:40:28 PM
So I just recorded some silly children's songs today and sent them to other families and to the choir to sing along. LOL

Oh that is a very good idea  :)

And take care of yourself at work. And thanks for what you are doing.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 05, 2020, 08:50:52 PM
Just doing my job.
Another colleague down with the virus. But the doctor is well again. I'm very grateful.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 05, 2020, 08:53:49 PM
Ah, I am glad to hear about the doctor. I hope we will find a cure soon, I now there are many studies on process.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 05, 2020, 08:57:31 PM
Me too. Or at least the antibody test. Would be good to know who is already through with it and safe to work with people at risk. Or a working vaccine, but I know those take a long long time to be allowed to be used on humans.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 05, 2020, 08:59:09 PM
Yes. I think the test and even a cure will be available sooner than the vaccine. In my country we are trying several things, I have hope
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 05, 2020, 10:26:20 PM
Going to hug my pillow now. Stay safe, all of you and your loved ones.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 06, 2020, 12:27:42 AM
Same for you, good luck at work tomorrow
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 09, 2020, 03:10:03 PM
Maen everyone... Everything quiet on the eastern front.. How about you?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: PilgrimDan on April 09, 2020, 05:49:59 PM
Hi guys
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 09, 2020, 06:18:00 PM
Hi !!!!

Maen everyone... Everything quiet on the eastern front.. How about you?

LOL! At first I read easter front!!!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 09, 2020, 09:34:49 PM
Hi everyone! I wanted to tell you that Otlan says "hi". He is fine, working a lot (he works at a grocery store). There are relatively few cases in his town so hopefully he and his people will be fine. Ala is safe too, working a lot.

Well, I need to go to grocery store myself. It will be "adventurous". I had not left the house in days and this is the first coldish day I will be out. I need to take warm clothes. Well, be safe everyone! I will be back later.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 10, 2020, 10:18:54 AM
Greetings from sunshine! I had breakfast outside today. At the beginning of the week I had to scratch ice from the car's front window and now you can sit outside short sleeved.

How was your "adventure", Dina?

This week, I want to plant some seeds for vegetables. This time not in the ground, but in extra pots. Almost all my other vegetables have been destroyed by snails. I don't want to use poison or salt there. But even inside I'm not good with plants. They almost always die in my care. Once I even killed a cactus.  ;D
My mother wouldn't like me near her plants, when I was a kid. She said, you can water them and help me, but don't touch them too long, or they will die from your aura or something.
I hope this time I will succeed. If not, I will have to buy them again.

On Easter Sunday we will do barbecue. I will eat meat again, yeah! I did without meat and chocolate during fasting. The meat was easy, but the chocolate.... I admit I have sinned once or twice. That's why I chose two things, so that I succeed at one at least. LOL
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Fcrate on April 10, 2020, 06:28:34 PM
BBQ! Go you. :D
Had the problem with snails last year. Even the extra pots won't help, they'll climb inside. What you need is to make some sand piles, maybe a small bucket (2 kg or so) every 2 meters. Cover them with methomyl combined with molasses, they'll feed on it at night, and in the morning remove the dead ones. A pile will last for maybe 2 days. After the snails are gone you can dispose of the methomyl contaminated sand. Good luck :)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 10, 2020, 07:51:17 PM
@Fcrate. Thanks, but no, I don't want to kill them. I feel sorry for them. They just want to feed.
I'm going to put the pots on the terrace, far from any grass, where they don't go usually.
And I don't put poison anywhere, because it also poisons the cats and other animals. Also it rains a lot here, so there is a big chance, that the poison gets into the ground and our drink water.
And I can't buy anything I don't already have at home for gardening at the moment and possibly for the next few weeks, because the shops are closed for private people.
So I have to do with what I have here.
If I don't succeed, I have a neighbor with a greenhouse. She always has good vegetables and more than she can eat alone.
Next year I think I will construct a greenhouse too. Then I'm not so dependent on the weather and temperature outside.

We painted the stones today after the easter eggs. But only with water colour, because that's what we had here. I found some varnish. I will try to coat the stones with it, so maybe the colour stays. Wasn't bad. Better than on paper or the eggs. I never did that before. Was fun.

We were very lazy today. Lot of lying on blankets in the grass and enjoying the sun. The big kid and I did some reading.

By the way, I think I did a good Bob Ross impersonation on one of the stones. It was one we got two years ago from a quarry nearby. You can go there with tools and hack away some slate and sometimes you are lucky to find fossils. The small ones, like ammonites you are allowed to keep, but if you find big ones you have to give them to the museum. I painted one with the imprint of some animal's small poo. ;)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 10, 2020, 11:20:48 PM
Hello everyone

My "adventure" went well, it was actually quite warm. I bought a powder for making a chocolate vulcan and I did it today. Delicious! It gave six small vulcans. We had two already with the coffee and the rest are in the fridge for dessert and tomorrow.

I only stay without eating meat Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the Holy Week. Sunday will be a day of meat and Easter egg. I am happy I found one.

The other day I made some cheese cookies that were delicious. We had them with the mate drink, which is the infusion we Argentinians love 🧉.

Apparently, in my country today is the day of the scientific researcher, so I am celebrating! (The day was set because it's the birthday of our first Nobel laureate in science, Bernardo Houssay). So I've been mostly lazy, not cleaning or anything.

About the snails, see if you can do "walls" with plastic bags or parafilm that can prevent the snails to reach the plants.

And I loved the painting!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: MacPhoenix on April 17, 2020, 06:07:03 AM
MAEN Everyone,

Is this the current Weird?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 17, 2020, 12:45:43 PM
It is!

I am so glad to see you back, MacP :)- How are you doing?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 17, 2020, 04:12:25 PM
Hello, everybody!
I hope you are all well or at least getting better if you're not.

I'm at home this week enjoying the great weather, though it hasn't rained for several weeks and the grass is turning brown. I'm sitting under the apple tree with lots of bees humming above.

BBQ was nice. We had beef, turkey and salmon with potatoes. And some tuna sausages, but they didn't taste of tuna at all.

Nobody in my family is ill. My uncle broke his hip and needed emergency surgery, but he is already out of my hospital and in a rehab hospital. We were sad, we were not allowed to visit, but I sent him a card, paintings from the kids and some sweets with the internal post system at work.

Most of the infected colleagues are fine again, even the elderly doctor who was in intensive care for a while. So I'm allowing myself to be relaxed and content.

And do a lot of reading of course ;). Still reading the new Rivers of London book. There is at least one other book, I'm planning to read before continuing with the DF audio books. I always need a break before Changes, because of the emotional impact. LOL
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: MacPhoenix on April 17, 2020, 04:12:39 PM
MAEN (((Dina)))!

I am doing good. I am in the third quarter of my first year of my Masters in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine program. I have a 3.4gpa. My family and I are healthy, and it's finally starting to warm up here in Seattle, WA

How are you? Who's been around the paranet?
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 17, 2020, 09:55:10 PM
Regen, I am very happy to hear all that (except about your uncle, of course). We had a cold morning, but a lovely sunny day. I went for some groceries and it was pleasant. But not too much, as this week they decided that it is mandatory to have something covering your mouth-nose, being it a normal surgical mask or some home made thing. I hate that will all my soul and I actually feel that it is a bad idea now, as people wearing them touches their face more than ever and they have a false feeling, as if they were safe. Anyway, I have no choice.

MacP, is good to know that you and yours are well. Hubby and I are enjoying the quarantine a tad too much, as we love staying at home and, specially, not commuting. I am trying to write a paper with my colleagues and preparing classes (I did not begin them yet).

I hope now that you are going into the warm of Spring the coronavirus stops spreading in your countries.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: MacPhoenix on April 18, 2020, 12:23:28 AM
I hope it's not bad in your country ether Dina. Thank You.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 18, 2020, 12:43:49 AM
Thank you, Mac. So far it is not that bad but I am worried about Winter.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Doroga's Cousin on April 19, 2020, 06:59:47 AM
I tried explaining to my coworkers that I'm wearing a mask but not gloves because the number of times I would have to switch gloves to make it an effective way to stop spreading germs makes it a dumb idea, but I don't think they got it. I also have people complaining at me that I'm not wearing a mask when I don't, which doesn't really seem like it's any of their business, but oh well.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 19, 2020, 07:23:01 AM
You are absolutely right, DC. And I believe wearing masks brings some problems of its own. For instance, people tends to take their hands to their face more often, to arrange the mask. And somehow they feel magically safer, so they forget other measures, like keeping their damn distance!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 19, 2020, 09:37:23 AM
... And you tend to drink less, I realized. But your glasses stay better on your nose. 8)
Btw it doesn't matter if you touch your mask (if you are not working with blood, spit or excrements or patients), because you don't wear it to protect yourself, but to protect the others.
When you sneeze into your mask for example (***yuck  :o***), most of it stays in the mask and doesn't spread around. Even when you are talking normally, you spread a lot of aerosol around you.
Of course one should still keep the distance.
And DC, I think you are right with the gloves (again except working with infectious materials or people). Better to wash your hands regularly.
But I don't blame anyone who wants to wear them, if it makes them feel safe. Nothing is worse than panicked coworkers. They should just remember to still wash their hands.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 19, 2020, 07:55:38 PM
Hi Regen
I mean, you are not supposed to touch your own face (as you can inadvertently have touched some surface with virus) but with the mask you forget about that. But you are right about why you wear the mask, it is to protect others.

And that is the problem with the gloves, people who not normally wears them tend to forget to wash their hands, and also they keep the gloves for too much time. But I am not blaming anyone, I am saying only that sometimes it can be less than beneficial.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 20, 2020, 06:54:08 PM
MAEN, weird!

It has happened. Now we have to wear masks in public. At least in public transport and in shops.
And today is the first day we are allowed to meet outside with one person that doesn't belong to one's own household.
I will meet with a friend to do some Nordic walking next Monday morning. We will be outside and there won't be many people around.

I think I overdid doing sports last week, my feet still hurt. But the weather was so nice and I needed to do something alone.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: PilgrimDan on April 20, 2020, 07:45:18 PM
Well, I haven't worn a mask or gloves during this entire fiasco, and I'm still unhugged.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 20, 2020, 08:25:32 PM
Well, I haven't worn a mask or gloves during this entire fiasco, and I'm still unhugged.

Please feel free to feel hugged. All you need is some imagination.

Free hugs for everyone!  ;)
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 20, 2020, 10:33:42 PM
Hugs back!
I live in a first floor (as in the British way, so not the ground floor) and the stairs for that only floor become a problem when having grocery bags and, specially, while wearing face masks. I was hyperventilating for a few moments.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 21, 2020, 08:26:52 PM
Hugs back!
I live in a first floor (as in the British way, so not the ground floor) and the stairs for that only floor become a problem when having grocery bags and, specially, while wearing face masks. I was hyperventilating for a few moments.
I can totally relate to hyperventilating. Today when I took my lunch 3 floors up at work, the escalators didn't work and I had to walk their big stairs up. Damn, was I breathing hard. After that I almost cursed myself for not taking desert. I felt, I earned it. LOL

And I have to tell you: Oktoberfest 2020 is cancelled. Really. No shit.
I looked it up, this has happened during cholera in 1854 and 1873, during both world wars and during a phase of hyperinflation 1923. Not very often, so to speak. Only in serious cases. That's a lot of money lost there. But maybe lives saved.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 21, 2020, 09:11:33 PM
Yes, there will be a lot of money lost but I think the chance of saving lives is enough to make it worthy.
I've read that the cases in Europe are beginning to reduce, so that is very good. I expect it gets even better with warmer days.

I normally walk up the stairs at home with no problem as it is only one floor but at the university I work on floor 4. There is one bar in floor 2 (and another in the ground floor) so I often go for food there and I walk up the 2 floors. Well, it always make me breath hard. Still, I do it most times. What is terrible is walking up the 4 floors, which I only do when the escalators are off line. That is awful. (We have several escalators and is rare that all of them are working at the same time but on the bright side, it is rarer than all of them are off line at the same time). Anyway, at home the problem was wearing mask and having grocery bags.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 22, 2020, 05:02:35 AM
Yes, I meant walking up the steep steps carrying a tray of food for my collegues and me and a few bottles of water, wearing the mask. The escalator steps are always steeper than normal steps.

And yes, the infection rate has slowed down here. I think it's because of the restrictions. People staying home, shops closed, ... Now they want to try reopen one at a time and see what happens. I think there will be more infections again in the next weeks, but hopefully not too many, so that there will still be enough capacity in the hospitals.

My daughter was pissed yesterday, because everybody just talks about f**** corona. So we talked about magic and its use in the books we know. :)

*****Hugs for everyone*****
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 22, 2020, 01:29:12 PM
Don't watch Tangled, it happens in Corona  :). By the watched, I have watched several episodes of Tangled: the series, and I think it is quite fun! But sadly, it is not in Netflix anymore, so I can't find it in English anymore.

And sorry, in my previous post I meant "elevators", not "escalators". I was talking about normal stairs, not escalator ones, which are, indeed, terrible. And walking up stairs with trays is the worse! For me, even carrying not heavy things became complicated when I carry something horizontally. It makes all much worse

I hopefully will be back later, now I need to do a conference. Have a great maen everyone!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 27, 2020, 10:06:22 AM
MAEN, everybody.
Long time no see.
How are you all? I hope everybody is healthy.

I'm fine. Went walking today with a friend. We talked a lot. It was nice finally meeting someone in person, who is not family or work related. I didn't realize, I missed that until our meeting today. And I noticed, she needed to talk, too. We went to the river through some forest paths. It was very beautiful. Lots of birds and butterflies.
I hope we can do that again this week. Next week I will have to work the nightshift. I will be very tired the whole week. I hope the kids will let me sleep at home. I can't close the door to the bedroom because of the cables leading into the room from my husband's computers he needs for work. We'll see. Maybe I will get a little grumpy from lack of sleep. 
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 27, 2020, 01:17:55 PM
Hi Regen!
I've noticed that many people is missing chatting. I sometimes see people talking a lot with the market cashier, for instance. Also I have a coworker who is always chatty and now when we gather virtually he absolutely can't begin working until chat a lot. It is bad for my nerves, as I am not chatty and I would like to just begin working after a small amount of pleasantries but I know this can be hard for her. I swear I am trying my best to lend her my ear and be nice.

Walking by the river with birds and butterflies sounds so amazing...

I hope next week is more or less light even when the night shift. I mean, I hope AT WORK is not too hard. About the virus, I know it is destroyed much faster in high temperatures, so I hope it is going to be easier to eliminate of surfaces and hopefully the contagion rate is going to fall in the Northern Hemisphere.

We here are...wandering it seems. The president said that recreational promenades of about an hour are allowed, but many of the governors and my city's major decided not to listen to him. It is a complicated balance, specially for people with children that need some air, but I seriously think allowing people to get out "just for a walk" is too risky, specially because cold is coming and the positive cases are raising.

Ok, I am going to fix myself a cup of tea before my first meeting of the day. See you later, perhaps. Meanwhile, stay safe and good maen everyone!
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on April 27, 2020, 02:47:54 PM
About the chatty people: Sometimes I like to chat, but usually not so much at work. I have a colleague, who talks almost all the time. Either she talks about her travels, or her grandchild, or about politics (which I hate, because our opinions differ a lot, and I don't really like to discuss all the time). And if she doesn't talk about those things, she comments everything she does, wants to know if I think she did OK, if I had done the same, or what I think she should do... all the time. And now she is in my team and I have almost no opportunity to get out of her way. When she had to work the late shift last week, another colleague said to me: "Listen". " What?". "Nobody talks". So, I'm not the only one annoyed. And it was a nice day at work. Everybody just did their jobs and only saying something when necessary. I didn't notice before how exhausting a person can be who talks permanently.

At home I need at least half an hour of quiet alone time. Sometimes I don't get that, but I'm always trying. Nobody there but me. That's one of the reasons I always go to the river. I don't like phone calls either.
That's why I thought I didn't miss anyone. 

Dina, I hope it won't get worse with the virus in your country in summer. Maybe the social distancing is enough. I hope so.
Here they are slowly reopening. Some students have class already, but so far only those who graduate this year.
They are thinking about letting the fourth grade of elementary school back into the classrooms, but it is still not clear how to do that. It would be my daughter in 4th grade. They finish elementary school in July and in September they all go to higher schools.
And smaller shops are allowed to open this week. Then we will see, how much the infection rate increases and if it is OK to reopen more or that's the theory. 

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on April 28, 2020, 12:25:11 AM
My colleague is not that bad. I mean, she talks a lot but normally not about politics. Sometimes she talks about her family but normally she talks about things she did, clothes, something she watched on tv, something she read. Still, sometimes she is exhausting. I like some silence. So I totally understand you. Before the coronavirus crisis that person took some time off for personal reasons and we were all saying "how silent it is". Sometimes you miss her, because she is quite nice and funny. But sometimes you are just happy you can focus and enjoy the silence.

We won't be having classes for some time, but we are giving virtual classes. Tomorrow I will dictate my first one. Let's hope all works well.



Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on May 01, 2020, 03:18:59 PM
@Dina
How was the start of your virtual classes?

So far my daughter's lessons go well in these circumstances. She is receiving e-mails with work sheets and orders what to do. Her school books she has at home , at least the ones for German and math.
We take pictures of everything she has finished and send them to her teacher. So she gets private feedback. It's cute, yesterday her teacher told her, she did well with her spelling, and is allowed to paint Smiley's on her work.
Most of the time she receives work for 2-3 days. Except from her English teacher. She sent work for two weeks, but it's not much, so that's OK.
But to be honest, I hope she can go back to school, soon. Both kids really need other kids soon. And my husband and I are no teachers. Even if we were, it is sometimes not easy to teach your own kid. I'm better with other kids or with the trainees at work than with my own.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on May 01, 2020, 11:30:20 PM
Good maen,everyone!
So far, all is good. We have sent the students some problems to do beforehand (for instance, we have 10 problems (exercises) to do in an specific class, so we assigned one to each student (of course, more than one student received the same problem). And we have a forum where they could post their doubts and questions and we answered them as soon as we could. And the day of the Zoom class, they showed us and their classmates what they have done. I am happy because they actually did it and all went well. We teachers gave explanations and did a few "model problems" and of course, we answered the questions.

Next week we have some practice in computers, which I guess will be easier with the virtual modality than in person. I'll let you know how it goes.

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on May 13, 2020, 02:59:34 PM
Good maen!
I did it!!! I coloured part of my hair blue. LOL.
Btw a colleague remembered me having green hair. Then I remembered, too that I did that twice. Only the first time in school, it wasn't on purpose.
I didn't want to do that to my whole hair, because I would have to bleach it completely and I'm not running around with peroxide blond hair. Looks funny, when you turn red in the face. LOL


The nightshift week was good. Or at least it wasn't bad, but I'm still glad, it's over. It is very exhausting working 7 nights and then the jet-lag after week.

My big kid is allowed to go to school again since monday. They are doing it in shifts with the other 4th grade class. Only 3 school hours a day. That's 3 times 45 minutes here. One class is starting at 7:45, the other at 10:25. And they have to use the back entrance. The next week it will be the other way around.
She is a bit sad, because her teacher won't be coming back, because she is quite old and not healthy. Hers would have been the last class she taught anyway. It will be like this until the end of the school year end of July.
At least the class didn't have to be splitted, because they are already a splitted class of 15 children since 3rd grade.

I'm now emotionally ready to listen to Changes, so I started yesterday. Oh my, Marsters is awesome.

I have attached a picture of the in part blue hair. I would have liked it darker, but it's OK so. ;D
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on May 13, 2020, 04:22:46 PM
Oh Regen, your hair looks great   :). It is good that your nightshift is over and you can have some rest. Also awesome about your kid. We are not even dreaming with a back to school for now. Specially here in the city, because the cases in our city and closing are are rising. But most of the country is doing quite well and lockdown is slowly relaxing.

One school class is 40 minutes here.

I've been quite busy, specially because I am turning many of the things I have handwritten in paper in word or power point texts, so I can share them with my students via Zoom if they are needed. I am quite happy with the classes, my students are working well. But we are beginning to worry about the tests because of course they will be able to read the classes, talk among themselves, things like that. So our tests will be more aimed to deduce, think and explain every answer instead of just solving an excercise. We all need to adapt.

On the other hand, I've been catching up with all the Arrowverse shows and several other things. It is fun.

 

Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on May 16, 2020, 08:01:04 AM
After we were through with "The Boys" and "Doom Patrol" we tried some other series. "Tales from the loop" was quite boring. "The Expanse" was OK, but somehow we didn't continue after a few episodes.
Now we are watching "Haven". That's nice. Second season now.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on May 16, 2020, 08:41:11 AM
I liked both The Boys and Doom Patrol too! I had not seen Tales from the loop but I have a friend who has the same reaction that you, not too impressed.

When it begins, hubby and I watched the first 3 episodes of The Expanse. We never continued them.

I've been watching season 2 of The Hollow, a nice animated show. I liked it, both seasons. And it is short and easy to watch.

I've been also trying to watch (for the first time) and old season of Sleepy Hollow. Hubby abandoned it and I just...decided it was not worthy. But now that I am in quarantine, it seems a good time to try and watch it.
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Regenbogen on May 22, 2020, 05:06:34 PM
Hello!!! How is everybody?

I was at the library today. My older kid was practising her new way to school in September. We used our bikes. The library is nearby. They have the rule that no more than 11 people are allowed to enter. There are 11 baskets outside. Everyone who enters has to take one. If there is none left, you wait until a visitor leaves. Some shops do it like that, too.
We found Harry Potter and the cursed child in German. She can't yet read my English version. She is already half way through now :o

I'm currently listening to Cold Days, also more than half way through.

I will work the weekend, but after that, I'm on vacation.
Next week they let the pre school kids back into kindergarten. Then there will be two weeks holidays. I think, if it works well, the little one will still go to kindergarten. It has been closed for two months. There are quite complicated rules, I hope the kids manage that. It's her last year. It goes until the end of July. First grade starts in September.

And what do you think? Should we start a new thread? This one has gotten very big.
***shrugs***
Title: Re: Another Weird for the Weird folk
Post by: Dina on May 23, 2020, 05:39:27 PM
Your last comment made me so sad. I am old enough (both in age and as a forum member) to remember when Weird only lasted a week...and still often reached 100+ pages. We were such a talkative bunch at the time.  :'(
But when nostalgic is over, yes, I think we should do another thread. Would you like to open it yourself?

The basket thing is a very good idea. As we are quickly approaching what we thought would be the peak, we are not opening anything new but I still think we should go back and have stricter rules again. At least most of the country is doing quite fine. We are having most cases concentrated in our capital city, the sourrounding area, and 3 other provinces (we have 24 provinces).

I am doing a lot of work but all is going well. Cold is coming slowly but we are still having beautiful days like today. That is great  :)

Edited; And I closed this Weird version, so go to the new one, please  :D