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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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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:46 AM

"Are you looking for something?"

Post coos in concern.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 11:02 AM

Lustrous Ivy sighed and said, "It's my parents, darling. They should be here right now." Just then, a pink and athletic earth pony mare walked up. Her light yellow and purple mane was tied off in a braid, and she stood taller than most other ponies in the town. The trio knew this was Sunsparkle, the town's mayor. "I was talking with Ivy and her parents should've been here this morning. It's not like them to be this late. If anything, they usually show up early to make a grand entrance. I was about to search and...

Hey Ivy, why don't you help these three out for the moment? It'll help clear your mind. I'll wait here."
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:15 AM

Timber's brow furrowed in concern.
"I don't need help with anything right now. Why don't we help you look for your folks? Maybe they just got caught up sightseeing somewhere."

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:18 AM

Ember takes out her quill and paper. "Do you know any places around town they might be? I can make a list and then we can search each of them, starting with the most likely places they would be, and... oh! We could split into teams of two for extra efficiency!"



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Posted 10 February 2019 - 12:05 PM

"I have nowhere else to be this afternoon. I'm free to help as soon as I'm off work."

Post takes the last of the day's mail and flies it over to Ivy.

"Okay I'm off work."

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 12:21 PM

"Splitting up into groups sounds like a good idea," Midnight Clover said. The dark blue unicorn unicorn stallion trotted over to the group. With his magic, he removed a few loose leaves from his magenta mane. "Was just searching the grounds to see if they slipped by and were looking around. I guess most searching will be in the south since that's the direction they would be coming from. Ivy, do you know where they might have stopped before this?" Ivy thought for a moment, then said, "They might have stopped at the other Venin Apple tree. Probably taking pictures of it." While not edible, the two Venin Apple trees in town were sometimes a point of interest due to the unique smell of the bright green apples and the ability to use them as magical conduits. One was near the barn while the other was in the southern part of the garden. "But...if we split into three teams of two, what happens if they do make it to the barn?" Sunsparkle pondered for a moment, "What if you stay here Ivy? Me and Midnight check the southern path to see if they're just outside of town. Timber, Ember and Swift check the Venin Apple tree. Sound good?" "One of the two groups might want to see if they stopped by town hall," Midnight added.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 12:43 PM

Ember quickly jots down notes as the others spoke. 

 

Coming from the south... might have stopped at the other Venin Apple tree...

 

She pauses and looks up as the arrangement of the teams is discussed, then makes one last note.

 

Check by town hall?



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:04 AM

Timber was already galloping away, kicking up dirt and grass behind her.



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:02 PM

Timber Glee arrived at the small clearing around the southern Venin Apple tree first with the others in hot pursuit. The tree usually provided nice shade on sunny days but this wasn't as needed with the clouds overhead. Timber and the others felt that the ground in the area was a little soft and spongy like after a rain.

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:42 PM

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:28 PM

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:51 AM

Swift Letter scans around. Not seeing anything particularly interesting, he sends Post to fly overhead for a better look.

 

Sometimes he forgets that he can do that too.

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:26 AM

Ember and Timber both saw where several rows of flowers had been knocked down. However, while Swift seemed preoccupied with checking the tree itself, he could hear Post actively trying to get his attention if hey, he would just listen. And indeed, Swift Letter had gotten used to how to communicate with Post so his feathered friend had not only found a wooden wheel, he had also found a sizable hole.
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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:12 PM

Post's attempt to communicate surely looks like nonsense but Swift Letter nods in apparent understanding.

"We've found something! Everyone follow Post."

He follows as Post leads the way.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:23 PM

The trio found that the hole Post led them to was fairly large, like some sort of sinkhole. The wooden wheel next to it was painted a shade of teal just slightly off from Ivy's coat.
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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:48 PM

Ember looks back at the disarranged flowers, then at the wheel, and then down into the hole. An apprehensive look crosses her face.

"You don't suppose..."

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 10:34 PM

*Long inhale*

"HELLOOOO!!!! ARE YOU DOWN THERE??"



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Posted 18 February 2019 - 10:41 PM

All was silent with no response. However, there was a rumble and a shake as the ground began to crumble under the trio's feet!

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 11:09 PM

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:17 AM

"Eeeeep!"

 

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