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Mogar
 Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 06:33 AM UTC  
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MY EYE ITCHES SO BAD!!! Why won't it stop?


 
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 Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 06:58 AM UTC  
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MY EYE ITCHES SO BAD!!! Why won't it stop?


Thats cause the medgel goop.
And the eye-staby-staby.


 
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 Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 07:30 AM UTC  
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I...don' think i CAN sleep, actually.


"Ain't nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile." -The Grateful Dead
 
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 Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 07:31 AM UTC  
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OMH - excellent writing!

I really enjoyed that encounter Eek!


It's not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.
 
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 Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 10:25 AM UTC  
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Why, yes, I have time for 20 min. of Improbable Island right before I go to sleep... It'll be a late night, but I have plans, it'll only be a bit...

Yeah, right.
It's an hour later now.


 
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 Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 12:14 PM UTC  
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Why, yes, I have time for 20 min. of Improbable Island right before I go to sleep... It'll be a late night, but I have plans, it'll only be a bit...

Yeah, right.
It's an hour later now.



That would've been true with or without this encounter, and you know it ;-)
(Or at least, if you're anything like me it would)


Also, did anyone happen to get screenshots rather than just a text dump? I was too busy reading the text and thinking 'how badly is this going to screw me over if I do the stupid thing?' to notice the subtle changes to the screen.


 
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 Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 12:24 PM UTC  
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Why, yes, I have time for 20 min. of Improbable Island right before I go to sleep... It'll be a late night, but I have plans, it'll only be a bit...

Yeah, right.
It's an hour later now.



That would've been true with or without this encounter, and you know it ;-)
(Or at least, if you're anything like me it would)


Also, did anyone happen to get screenshots rather than just a text dump? I was too busy reading the text and thinking 'how badly is this going to screw me over if I do the stupid thing?' to notice the subtle changes to the screen.



All this.

I was too engrossed to notice too,


It's not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.
 
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 Thursday, January 20 2011 @ 11:39 PM UTC  
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Oh, great. Now that the floodgates have been opened, how long will it be until we get Red Jokers, Gold, Trafalgar Green, Paisley, and every other color? Soon, every Joker on the Island will be grabbing a Mr. Noseybonk mask, raiding Bed, Bath & Beyond for colorful sheets*, and showing up at Chez Caveman to crash the servers. I swear, if this catches on, I'll never get any work done around here.**
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* Okay, I'll admit a certain fondness for the idea of the Laura Ashley Tasteful Floral Print Joker.

** And to whoever just shouted, "Ya don't do any work around here as it is," from the back of the room, I'm coming for you. Just as soon as I finish my nap.


 
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D Valentine
 Friday, January 21 2011 @ 12:49 AM UTC  
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Oh, great. Now that the floodgates have been opened, how long will it be until we get Red Jokers, Gold, Trafalgar Green, Paisley, and every other color? Soon, every Joker on the Island will be grabbing a Mr. Noseybonk mask, raiding Bed, Bath & Beyond for colorful sheets*, and showing up at Chez Caveman to crash the servers. I swear, if this catches on, I'll never get any work done around here.**
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* Okay, I'll admit a certain fondness for the idea of the Laura Ashley Tasteful Floral Print Joker.

** And to whoever just shouted, "Ya don't do any work around here as it is," from the back of the room, I'm coming for you. Just as soon as I finish my nap.

Why Bed, Bath & Beyond?


 
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Ashtu
 Friday, January 21 2011 @ 01:40 AM UTC  
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....grabbing a Mr. Noseybonk mask, raiding Bed, Bath & Beyond for colorful sheets....

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Why Bed, Bath & Beyond?


Already got the mask, and I'll just steal the sheets off your clothesline, Epaphus.


Thank you.
 
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 Friday, January 21 2011 @ 04:32 AM UTC  
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Why Bed, Bath & Beyond



Have you ever loved something so much you canít live without it?* That's why there's Bed, Bath & Beyond--there's always one nearby** no matter where you live***; they're always running a sale****; and they have those chairs that massage your back***** ... Plus, it's the only sheet-selling store I could think of at the spur of the moment.
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* In my case, itís my premium cable package, but you see my point.

** Jokers hate to travel linear distances.

*** Unless you live in some primitive third-world country, like Alabama.

**** And isn't that the very heart and soul of Capitalism? It's the home of the brave and the land of the free, where everything free has its price. And those Laura Ashley Tasteful Floral Print sheets are 40% off. Score!

***** I don't have anything sarcastic to say about them. They're just a happy bonus.


 
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 Friday, January 21 2011 @ 04:38 AM UTC  
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And those Laura Ashley Tasteful Floral Print sheets are 40% off. Score!

You really want those sheets, don't you?

Oh darn, I got off topic.

My eye still itches.


 
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 Friday, January 21 2011 @ 05:05 AM UTC  
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Already got the mask, and I'll just steal the sheets off your clothesline, Epaphus.



True story about clotheslines.

My ex-wife's grandmother* was a rifle-toting bitch of an old girl who lived in the backwoods of Alabama. One night in the late 1980s, she saw a bunch of people dancing around in sheets in her back yard. "It must be those danged hippies I heard about once** on the news," she said to her cat Elvis.*** She immediately grabbed her shotgun, threw open her kitchen window, and started blasting away at 'em with buckshot. Then she called the police to come arrest the hippies.

Naturally the police didn't show up until the next morning. (Granny was a shotgun-wielding gun fanatic with bad eyesight. The police weren't about to venture into range until it was broad daylight.****) When they did arrive, they didn't find any hippies ... but they did discover Granny had opened fire on a couple of sheets she'd left on her clothesline.

And yes, the wife and I drove her***** to Bed, Bath & Beyond to buy new sheets. But we made her leave the shotgun in the pickup's gun rack.
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* Affectionately called "Granny," mostly because she was too old to bother telling people her real name, and the rest of her family were too terrified of her to ask.

** Granny stopped watching the news when Walter Cronkite retired in 1981, 'cause those replacement newscasters were obviously a bunch of danged fast-talking Communists, so whatever mention of hippies ran through her head must've been something she saw on TV twenty years before.

*** Yes, as in "Presley." This was before "Elvis" turned out to be female by birthing a litter of kittens behind the stove and got renamed "Dolly Parton." What? You think I could make this stuff up?

**** Seriously, do you blame them? Law enforcement in Alabama doesn't pay enough to afford extended hospital care.

***** We weren't about to let Granny behind the wheel of an automobile again after that time she ran the chicken truck off the road ... Ah, but that's a story for another time.


 
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 Friday, January 21 2011 @ 07:48 AM UTC  
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Epaphus, sir... that story is beautiful.


 
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 Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 05:36 PM UTC  
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Heavens! FANTASTIC writing! That was good 'n' creepy! Syd is now cowering in an outpost.


 
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 Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 08:26 PM UTC  
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Astounding... I wish I had creepers coming to my house in the middle of the night for inspiration...

But seriously, the Stranger and the bed-sheets stories? Wonderful stuff. I'm amazed at some of the writing I'm finding here. Why aren't you two writing novels? Or some other such fun? I'd buy them (but don't seriously hold me to that because I'm broke at the moment--I've only started working at my first job this past week). You could make millions (or at least several hundred dollars).


 
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 Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 09:38 PM UTC  
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Astounding... I wish I had creepers coming to my house in the middle of the night for inspiration...

But seriously, the Stranger and the bed-sheets stories? Wonderful stuff. I'm amazed at some of the writing I'm finding here. Why aren't you two writing novels? Or some other such fun? I'd buy them (but don't seriously hold me to that because I'm broke at the moment--I've only started working at my first job this past week). You could make millions (or at least several hundred dollars).

Terry Pratchett currently holds the franchise for hilarious footnotes in novels; Epaphus only bought the right to use them in forum posts.

CavemanJoe isn't writing novels because, while he is indeed an amazing writer, he is also that good at making the game world we all play in. He combines these two talents to achieve heretofore undreamed-of levels of AWESOMEness.*
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* Also incredible riches! Or at least... that's the plan. Eventually.


 
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 Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 11:02 PM UTC  
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Terry Pratchett currently holds the franchise for hilarious footnotes in novels; Epaphus only bought the right to use them in forum posts.




Have you read 'Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell' by Susanna Clarke? If not, then I strongly recommend that you do. That might cause you to revise your opinion.


 
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 Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 11:13 PM UTC  
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Terry Pratchett currently holds the franchise for hilarious footnotes in novels; Epaphus only bought the right to use them in forum posts.

Have you read 'Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell' by Susanna Clarke? If not, then I strongly recommend that you do. That might cause you to revise your opinion.

Well sure, Pratchett does have a few problems with enforcement.


 
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 Sunday, January 23 2011 @ 04:01 AM UTC  
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Hey, something really strange just happened. I walked out of Kittania and my head immediately began to hurt, like there was a dentist's drill behind my eyes. I turned around and standing in front of me was... my first wife. I didn't even know she was on The Island! Eek!


I ATE PINEAPPLE!
 
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