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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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#21 MEDdMI

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:11 PM

Timber also startled a little as the leg's peg broke. "Guess you don't know your own strength. Usually that's my job." She couldn't resist teasing a little. "Someone said they have a hammer? If we can pull out a few decent nails from the old table and use it on this one..." She waved a hoof quickly at Light Heart, obviously more concerned with the table at the moment.



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:36 PM

Swift Letter acknowledges his small friend.

 

"Sorry, Post. We had a slight delay here, as you can see."

 

He ponders the situation.

 

"We do have a lot of nails over there, and wood. I wonder if we could jury-rig a new connection and keep the collapsing mechanism."


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 10:43 AM

"Hmm..." The instructions had seemed to indicate that such a thing wouldn't be possible, but she knew better than to underestimate Timber Glee's woodworking skill or Swift Letter's ingenuity. Having them on the job made her feel much better. She decides to help both of them with whatever idea they come up with, and gets started pulling out a few of the nails from the old table.

 

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 05:48 PM

Ember Burst easily removed a few nails from the old table in preparation for the repair. The instructions made it sound easy enough and Timber Gee's expertise should make it quite easy.

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 09:50 PM

"Thanks, Ember. Can someone hold the leg in place and I'll nail it in?"

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 10:44 PM

"Allow me."

 

He holds the leg as steady as he can.

 

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:03 PM

With the leg aligned and hammered in, the table was set right side up and not a moment too soon as the lunch crowd entered and started making orders. Light Heart pulled up a chair from the damaged table to the new one and said, "See, perfect timing. In fact, I'm glad both you Swift and you Em are here while we wait for lunch. Got a rain scheduled in a few hours but I've already done a quick check to make sure no clouds are over the racing field or main roads. Everything ought to be A-okay but is there anything else you noticed that might be needed for tomorrow?"
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:48 AM

Swift ponders. Everything seems to be under control. The weather should be fine tomorrow and he hasn't recently read anything impressive sounding to ask about.

He offers a shrug.

"I can take another look after my route but everything seems to be going well."

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:30 PM

When the platter with four bowls was brought over, the group realized the large amount of muffins being baked masked the smell of the soup that was also simmering. They could see a medly including carrots, chickpeas, rutabaga, spinach, celery, and mushrooms while they could smell the scent of fresh garlic and numerous other seasonings within. There was also a small bowl with seeds and berries for Post. "I didn't realize you gave Sweets this recipe," Light Heart said before starting in on her soup.
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Posted 30 January 2019 - 10:47 PM

Timber didn't realize how hungry she was until she smelled the soup. She eagerly dug in muzzle first, not bothering with a spoon.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 10:46 AM

Swift tries the soup. It's fantastic. Tasty. Hearty.

He will have to read any cooking magazines that get delivered here. >_>

Post digs into his bowl as well, picking out the best seeds first.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:55 PM

Ember tastes her soup in measured spoonfuls, blowing on each spoonful just enough to get it to the right temperature before levitating the spoon to her mouth.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 04:51 PM

"I think Ive is finished fixing your shovel. Looked like it when I saw her this morning," Light Heart said to Timber Glee as she finished her meal. "Well, I'm going to go pay for everything then I'm back to work."

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:19 PM

"Great, I can get stuff done faster with it. Thanks for the help and the meal, everypony." Timber smiled and cleaned out every last drop of her soup then stood up. "Time to go to Ivy's place."



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 06:13 AM

"Ah, I've got to make a stop over there as well! I'd love to accompany you, I can stay on-schedule if we walk and talk on the way."

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:38 AM

"I'm going to be heading that way too. Ivy's place is always the last stop on my route."

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:38 PM

As the trio approached Ivy's home, they soon saw the bright red barn that overshadowed the small teal house she lived in. Up ahead was Lustrous Ivy. The teal unicorn mare had recently curled her purpe mane but as the repeated jingle of her jewelry showcased, she was pacing back and forth. This was worrisome since while she often had a flair for the dramatic, she would usually be more vocal and animated in a crisis. Something must be truly bothering her.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:22 PM

On the way over, Timber had recounted to her friends exploits of her little sister, which grew even more exaggerated over the last 10 times she had old the tales over the years. Upon seeing Ivy, however, she quickly fell silent and gave a worrying glance at the others.

Then, "I hear you have a shovel ready for me!" Timber took a loud approach and reached out to slap Ivy on the back, laughing too loud in a poor attempt to cheer Ivy up.

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 11:55 PM

Lustrous Ivy jumped a little from the slap on the back and then paused to regain her bearings. "Oh?!? Oh, yes darling. I'll get it right away but...I can't leave this spot. If only I knew where they were," Ivy mumbled. "And I'm sorry Ember. More vine decorations should be around the athletic field by now but I just haven't gotten to it." Now that they were closer, the trio could see that the grass had been worn down where Ivy was pacing.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 06:29 AM

Ember looks at the worn out patch of grass. "You look like a firecracker that's about to go off, and not in a good way. How about you tell us about what's going on, Ivy? Maybe we can offer you a hoof."





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