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@  wonko the sane? : (07 March 2021 - 04:53 PM)

Or californians being stupid... you know. Either or.

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 March 2021 - 04:00 PM)

Cars without drivers? It must be the Autobots!

@  tigerhawk : (07 March 2021 - 01:41 PM)

With self driving cars we can now say: "There's no drivers in those cars! must be them Oregon robot invaders!"

@  Rycochet : (05 March 2021 - 02:33 PM)

Better than my techniqueccutting off the outside world entirely and curling up in bed for months, barely eating or doing anything but sleep.

@  electricidad : (05 March 2021 - 09:03 AM)

WandaVision's message: Dealing with grief? Curl up with a good book.

@  tigerhawk : (05 March 2021 - 06:21 AM)

There's more S.cots in Appalachia then Scotland.

@  Stepwise : (04 March 2021 - 09:07 PM)

Wonko - I'm really sorry - I've been in that spot where everything is falling apart at the same time.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 04:49 PM)

a minivan which NOW sounds like it's on it's last legs. Christ, why is everything breaking now?!?!?

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 02:45 PM)

He's willing, but it's our parents minivan, and I'm half the labour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 March 2021 - 02:34 PM)

Like anything; if they're willing to haul it away it's theirs.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 12:44 PM)

And now my brother wants the old fridge, so instead of letting the delivery folk deal with it, I need to move it.

@  NovaSaber : (04 March 2021 - 11:53 AM)

I take objection to the idea that public health is "politics" just because some politicians don't listen to the experts.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:59 AM)

I was only replying to the general sentiment of the last three posts before mine.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

The person you replied to specifically gave the example of "limiting the amount of people in a facility".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

This wasn't about "lock[ing] everyone in the country down".

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:57 AM)

All I'm saying is there are lockdown and anti-lockdown people and hashing it out in the shoutbox on a toy forum is dumb.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

You don't have to lock everyone in the country down to mitigate risks in one population.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Of course older people have it worse, but America is one of those countries where people ship their old people to homes far away from the action anyways.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

What ar you even trying to say, anyway? That we shouldn't complain about others increasing the danger more than necessary?

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

Frankly, there's a lot to say on this issue that can't be encompassed on the shoutbox and I really really don't want to have to deal with politics every single time I check the forums.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:54 AM)

To claim that this is about the people in the 20-40 range is also disingenuous.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:53 AM)

Essential workers and such are pretty fit on average which is an extra boon for them.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:51 AM)

It's not really a personal choice issue, it's a risk versus well, anything you want to do issue. Literally leaving the house results in potential exposure, mask or no. Overall, most of us who hang out here are 20-40, and our survival rate is comparable with some pretty out there statistics.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:39 AM)

Anybody who has to go out because of work or groceries or whatever can't just choose to avoid any potential disease-spreaders, for one thing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:38 AM)

Kind of disingenuous to frame this as just a personal choice issue.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:22 AM)

This whole "I can't handle people not me having the choice to not put on masks" thing's a bit much.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 March 2021 - 09:14 AM)

Hey, Florida is one of the most infected states, and we won't even shut down. We may use masks, but restaurants, clubs, you name it, those are still wide open. Also, what's limiting the amount of people in a facility again? :p

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 March 2021 - 08:57 PM)

Oklahoma is right there, apparently. Dang bible belt. Nice people, but not the smartest cookies I've seen.

@  Hg Dragon : (03 March 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Don't worry! COME TO TEXAS WHERE OUR IDIOT GOVENOR DECALRED THE STATE 100% OPEN AND ENDED THE MASK MANDATE!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

Beyond just the not even being able to walk into most stores

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

No kidding, but right now: unless it's physically on the shelf in front of you: there's no clear idea when it'll be available. And that goes for just about everything.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:18 PM)

I've heard new appliances are hard to get, for some reason

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:13 PM)

And the new one we settled on is backlogged up to two months. Even better.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 11:59 AM)

I mean, it's not all bad. Disney's releasing Speed remastered on 4K

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 08:48 AM)

And now the fridge has died. So far 2021 has been WONDERFUL.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem


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#1 Zamuel

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:03 PM

You venture upon a well worn but decently stocked private reading room. On the wall was a framed map of the know regions of Mey Hem. Sitting in a large leather armchair was a short, heavyset, dark skinned woman dressed in safari khakis, complete with pith helmet that covered her teal hair. Setting next to her was a piping hot mug of tea. Adjusting her spectacles, she peered over a tome before looking up to see you. Speaking in a Britstralian accent, she said, Greetings! My name is Professor Angela Quercus Oakley. I have recently come upon a record of a recent holiday excursion involving some associates of mine. While I have been alerted that within may be some exaggeration, presumably it is merely part of storytelling tradition instead of inaccuracies.

Well, if you're ready, let's begin. 'It was a crisp autumn day and the leaves had begun to change...'


 
It was a crisp autumn day and the leaves had begun to change. The PoeT, Kage the Omega Knight, his friend and butler EB, and Princess Destron were travelling to visit their friend Howard Phillips at his home in the heart of the Leftofcentral Park Forest. For reasons unknown, they were travelling on foot. Things had been uneventful despite the danger potential this would usually present. While some of their friends couldn't make it, Beanuu and Roock were accompanying them. Furthermore, while Friday February happily followed, Kage found that somehow he was still in range of Oracle's commentary on the situation. Deeper in they pressed for soon, they would be there...

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:19 PM

Destron enjoyed walks like this.... and had since removed her boots and was trodding barefoot. Stopping here and there to refill her pouch of natural snacks as she came upon them. her lips already stained the dark purple-red of her favorite barries. 

 

while not hoarding them, the others had certainly not eaten nearly as many as she had. a second smaller pouch was saved for some sprigs of mint, cinnamon and a ginger root she'd found... Howard would surely have a teapot she could use.     



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:27 PM

The PoeT strode along briskly, far quicker than the others, yet making no better time, as he frequently stopped to gaze up at the sunlight through the forest leaves or feel the texture of bark and grass, collecting nuts and small flowers and leaves by some measure that he alone was privy to, his path making a seemingly random zig-zag through the woods from one curiosity to another.  Though saying little, he sang happily - flowing from light nonsense songs to lyrical expressions of the things he was experiencing.

 

Whether the lack of impending doom or the prospect of returning to the nearest thing he could call a home were responsible for his change was anyone's guess.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:39 AM

EB trailed at the end of the party, his face mostly smiling and relaxed as he chatted with an occasional critter. Every now and then, he would pause and look around with tense shoulders and wary eyes before shrugging and carrying on.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:26 PM

Kage strode along confidently, enjoying the good weather, lack of thugs to punch and lack of impending doom.

Or at least he tried to look like his was striding confidently. He’d accepted the invitation to come along to this ‘Thanksgiving’ more out of surprise at being invited than a desire to celebrate. Oh sure, deep down he was more than happy to come along. On the surface though, since he’d never—or at least barely remembered ever—gotten to celebrate the holidays, Kage was nervous and unsure. Which explained why he was dressed in semi-casual survival gear, sturdy boots, still had Retribution with him, still had a belt full of gadgets.

And had managed to compress his armour into a slightly overlarge backpack. Even though the likelihood of him needing his armour and weapons on a visit to Howards was pretty slim.

This is what comes of being an overly cynical, slightly obsessive utility brit.

Still, he was pleased that Friday was with them and that Oracle was still connected. Though neither of them was entirely show how she remained in contact.

So he walked along and watched his friends.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:17 PM

The trees open up into a picturesque, sunlit clearing. Half of the clearing is a large vegetable garden, the soil rich with corn, tomatoes, peas, and all sorts of vegetables, all mouth-wateringly ripe. Nearby is a fragrant herb garden laden with a number of plants that are thoroughly unfamiliar, and in the center is a large one-room cabin, smoke piping from it's chimney. Between the dazzling sunlight playing through the clouds and the wondrous smells, it leaves you awestruck.

 

Then an ear of corn splits in half and starts talking. And it's voice is truly obnoxious, as irritating as can be. "HOWARD! THERE'S VISITORS!"

 

A familiar voice roars through the cabin walls "Mi am up to fi mi elbows inna viscera rite now! Guests can wait!"

 

"IT'S ED-BARD! AND HE BROUGHT FRIENDS!"

 

After some loud shuffling, Howard appears in the doorway, looking just the same as ever, except that his arms really are bloody up to the elbows. He waves furiously, splattering blood on the grass. "Poet! Yuh made it! Mi ago be rite out, just let mi finish sewing up iz chest!"

 

He disappears back indoors, and the light cloud cover shading the clearing condenses into a thunderhead about the size of a head, which floats down next to the corn. A rumble of thunder that sounds distinctly like a deep, motherly voice saying "Welcome back to San Lorenzo, dear. Who are your friends?"

 

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:26 PM

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More than the talking corn and cloud, the sight of Howard with bloody arms and talking about (possibly) preparing some kind of meat made EB slowly take a few steps backwards.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:52 PM

The PoeT stepped forward as if all this were perfectly normal, nodding in greeting to the corn and sundry plants, then addresses the cloud, he said,

 

"O motherly storm, I come again to this door,

 As promised, with friends! To visit once more.

 The Doctor once walked with us at his side,

 And would wish of their company a lengthy encore!"

 

And here he gave a wide sweep of his arms, covering their surroundings and continued,

 

"Great joy to my heart, doth it bring to return,

 For far have I walked and and much did I learn,

 But that is a tale to tell 'round table at sup',

 So to thee, I wouldst ask, just simply: "What's up?'"


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:29 PM

Dee put her arms around EB and hugged him close. He was a dear friend, but the poor lad had far from the strongest constitution ...

"Perhaps you and I had best see to this Ginger root tea sooner rather than later. It is a very calming brew." 



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Posted 13 December 2017 - 04:26 AM

"Sewing? Oh!" Friday turned to EB. "As a doctor, Howard might be patching someone up. Though admittedly, I don't know why there would be that much blood."
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Posted 13 December 2017 - 05:43 AM

Kage was just starting to make himself relax, when the corn spoke them.

Blinking several times, Kage opened his mouth to ... then Howard appeared, covered in a lot of blood. Kage raised a finger and... The weather addressed them!

Kage simply opened and closed his mouth a few times, but words would not form. So he settled for cocking his head and the madness in front of him, while the urge to laugh built in him. This craziness seemed so...apprpriate for Howard.

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 08:25 AM

"Peppermint might be good, too." EB whimpered in Dee's arms. He then looked at Friday in horror. "Y-you don't think he's... preparing his patient for dinner, do you?"

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 08:52 AM

The PoeT turned and stared at EB with eyes wide in shock.

 

He said,

 

"How soon ye forget the Doctor's company,

 To think he'd serve his patients so wantonly."

 

He continued, taking on a lecturing tone,

 

"We have fought in battles dark and grim,

 When blood was spilt and survival, slim,

 Wouldst now ye flinch at the surgeon's block?

 Why doth medical blood give such a shock?"


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Posted 13 December 2017 - 01:27 PM

"OH, HIM?" Corrin shakes their ear. "HOWARD FOUND HIM ON HIS MORNING WALK. GOT STRAIGHT UP EVISCERATED BY A HONEY BADGER! MEAN LITTLE BUGGERS. HOWARD'S BEEN STUFFING HIS GUTS BACK IN ALL MORNING. I'M TOLD IT'S A VERY PRECISE PROCESS."

 

The thunderhead rumbles. "I'm sure he'll be just fine, Corrin. Howard knows what he's doing. But we're here to welcome Howard's guests. How are all of you? I'm Mona, and this is Corrin. I hope the journey was not too strenuous."

 

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 06:47 PM

"The walk was very pleasant, as is meeting you both. Howard has such a wonderful habit of having interesting friends... we are pleased to be counted among that number. My name is Destron, but would you kindly call me Dee - it seems to be a common shortening among the group and I do so enjoy it. Perhaps Howard has spoken of me, he and I traveled together for much of my first adventure in these southern lands." 

 

Destron waved EB's hand at the stalk of corn and the little cloud lady. Still using her other arm and the front of her body to prop the young man up.   


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:43 AM

Still not quite sure how to take the whole situation in, Kage just tried to smile.

“Hello. Nice to, uh, meet you?

My name is Kage. Kage Snake.”

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:48 AM

"I barely know Howie. And a fight is different than surgery being done in the same place where you're going to eat." EB's paler-than-normal face looked a bit silly, with his arms being manipulated by Dee.
He tried to focus on the corn and cloud. "...Does all the food talk?"

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 12:04 AM

Mona gives off a nice hum that sets everyone's air on end, obviously pleased that Dee considers her an 'interesting friend.'

"OH, NO, DON'T YOU WORRY. THE REST OF THE GARDEN'S JUST FOR EATING. AS FAR AS ANTHROS GO, IT'S JUST ME AND FIR. AND ZERO, I GUESS, BUT ZERO'S...DIFFERENT. LIKE MONA."

Corrin trails off, and Mona politely picks up the train of the thought. "Fir and Ground Zero are inside, helping Howard with the surgery. Counting Howard, the 5 of us are the permanent residents of San Lorenzo. Corrin and Fir are anthropogenics, created by...something, between Howard and Bokonon. You'll have to ask Howard for more details...or Bokonon, I suppose. Ground Zero and I predate Howard by a good margin. We came here of our own accord. Unfortunately, Ground Zero can't speak, which makes them a touch unsettling. Please be patient with them, when you meet them." You could swear you just saw a thick ball of cloud cast a reproachful glance at an ear of corn, but most people would call you crazy. Welcome to San Lorenzo.

At that moment, a shout rings out. "Alrite, him ah stable! Unna can cum inna now! But him ah sleeping, suh kip quiet!"

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:19 PM

At that moment, a shout rings out. "Alrite, him ah stable! Unna can cum inna now! But him ah sleeping, suh kip quiet!"

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[Spoiler]"Alright, he's stable! You can come in now! But he's sleeping, so keep quiet!"


Mona motions towards the door, though you're not sure how. "You should go in and meet the rest of the family. I'll stay out here and keep Corrin company."

 

Howard's cottage is actually slightly smaller on the inside than it appeared from the outside, due to Howard's preferences to line the walls with bulky furniture. Just to the right of the door was Howard's bed, which took up the whole wall and was occupied by a very pale young man with a neat suture line swooping across his chest. At his side was Howard, mopping the last of the blood off his arms and passing the wipes to a tame campfire that was seated next to him. It disposed of the bloody cloths by dropping them into the heart of the blaze and burning them away, but somehow didn't seem to be consuming the floor boards. And arching over all three of them is the ugliest, most gnarled birch tree any of you have ever seen. Oddly enough (if that phrase still holds any meaning), it was tinged a light pink, but as you come in it slowly extends a gnarled claw of a branch and presses a few twigs into the unconscious man's body, breaking his skin. As the man's color returns and the rosy hue leaves the gnarled old tree, you realize that it must be transferring blood into Howard's patient.

 

After the scene around the bed, the rest of the house could almost pass for normal. Just to the left of the door is floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, packed with paperbacks that seem to have no organization whatsoever. It consumes the entire left wall, running directly into a milk crate fort stacked with enough canned goods, preserves, and spices to last 2 apocalypses. And along the right wall is a hearth (it's normal resident occupied helping Howard with cleanup), with a large mirror hanging over it. At least, you think it's a mirror. But the more you look, the more differences you notice. The sleeping man has a light sheen of scales. Howard's eyes have no iris or pupil. The bookshelves are stacked with a precisely ordered set of Encyclopedia Britannica. EB's skin tone is just a few shade's too light, while Destron's hair is a darker russet color. Kage has both eyes his eyes while PoeT has a layer of cloth across his own.

 

And if you gaze into the mirror long enough, you can see your reflection blink.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:36 PM

The PoeT walked in with the confident stride of one who had spent much time in this house.  He fished a small packet of twigs, wrapped in leaves and moss from out his satchel and tossed them to Fir where they flashed into several colors of flame before burning up.  The PoeT's bright eyes swept around the room, taking silent stock of the changes since he'd last left.

 

Finally, he moved to a table and laid upon it several bundles of flowers, roots, mosses and assorted minerals and turned to Howard.

 

"'twas all I could find from there to here,

 The greater wood is failing at the ending year.

 Let us hope for Those Who Wander's sake,

 That few exotic medicines we must make."


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