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#1 2017-03-18 14:59:16

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way
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QM - The Confetti Palace

You wonder in and are immediately covered in tons and tons of confetti.... in all shapes and coloours...
Several special trebuchets are lined up along the wall on either sides, ready for firing upon any guest....

The cake-bar is yonder (yes, through the line of trebuchets).... and right besides it is the drink table....

Welcome to the Confetti palace!!!


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#2 2017-03-18 15:01:23

Peter
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

No leaving this place without glitter all over your clothing, I guess...


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#3 2017-03-18 15:04:20

Peter
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

So this is what really happened to the garden. No unbeing, no great ships to flee on. Just a mantis with a flamethrower and it's all over...


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#4 2017-03-18 15:06:37

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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

I'm afraid we'll be cleaning up the glitter for the next coming months....

*looks around*

Better than dustbunnies I suppose...


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#5 2017-03-18 15:15:42

Peter
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

I'm sure it burns just fine... Only need to worry about the little bit we carry on our contaminated clothes.


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#6 2017-03-18 15:29:20

Sahi
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

*peeks in* learned how to crochet properly today. Now I just have to remember it!


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#7 2017-03-18 20:18:22

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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

Peter wrote:

So this is what really happened to the garden. No unbeing, no great ships to flee on. Just a mantis with a flamethrower and it's all over...

Haha!

But it behooves me to say this: Alas, my children. We are unhomed once more! Our homeland was burned by those who have caused our Undoing, and we cannot ever return there.

*steeples hands wisely, then drowns in a pile of glitter*


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#8 2017-03-19 06:10:36

Peter
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

I see we have a case of severe Sunday morning message board deadness.
*slumps in a corner*


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#9 2017-03-19 06:23:09

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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

*waves at Peter*

Doing the big cleaning.....

I wish I had some more house-maid type genes, it would be so much easier to clean if I did this really regularly, so when I clean it wouldn't be all the things....


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#10 2017-03-19 06:32:02

Marian
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

Yeah... Habitica helped me a lot. There are things I do every day now, like sweep and clean the counters, which go a long way. And cleaning the bathroom once a week, and changing sheets, which shouldn't feel like such an accomplishment but they do!

 

#11 2017-03-19 06:40:56

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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

Living in a caravan really doesn't make you want to clean.... everything is complicated, bending into curves to get to places etc.....

I can't wait to  be in the annex.... think my cleaning skills will suddenly be much better as well!


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#12 2017-03-19 06:57:20

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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

Bathroom up next.... which is the worst.... have already cleaned the toilet which take about 45 minutes due to the gross pink stuff that seems to seep into every nook and cranny...

Seriously, you would think someone would make sure caravans are easy to clean, instead of creating 50 million ridges all over the place!


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#13 2017-03-19 08:24:51

Marian
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

Yeah, you would!

 

#14 2017-03-19 08:25:32

Marian
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

I put off laundry all weekend and am trying to make myself do it now.

 

#15 2017-03-19 09:27:36

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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

All cleaned and I've been to MaccieD with C and got their new iron!


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#16 2017-03-19 10:22:59

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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

Back home for the (hopefully) last bits of work on my Meisterarbeit. Some more revisions to the last part, and then finally the new plans. And then I hope I can call it done.

Peter, would you mind reading the new-and-improved version through again? Or anyone else?

Tomorrow, I'll have to remember to call the printer I found over in Linz, to ask if they also do fold-out pages, and if that'll take longer to print/bind, since their website doesn't say anything about that. Otherwise, there's still an online place that definitely does offer it. But I would feel better if it was a local place where, if it takes longer than expected, I can go and ask if they are done yet. And maybe pick the finished thing up myself instead of risking it getting lost in the mail.


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#17 2017-03-19 10:30:56

Peter
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

Send it over any time :)


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#18 2017-03-19 10:37:58

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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

Yeah you can send it over to me as well.... I won't be able to tell you wrongs and rights with regarding to spelling and such, but can read it for a more general idea?!


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#19 2017-03-19 11:07:10

Magpie
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

I have rewritten that last part, about profitability, so many times in the last few days... Found some more stuff about it that we covered in class, and I think I actually understand it now. (And also the part that my advisor wanted me to add helped too.)


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

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#20 2017-03-19 11:31:35

ylvs
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

When reading the first draft I found that I had no useful input content wise (and iirc I did not even say anything) other than I liked it well enough and that everything sounded sensible. So if you wnat it to be read for style and typos and stuff I'd surely do it.

 

#21 2017-03-19 12:21:13

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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

I'd appreciate that, ylvs.

Got sidetracked trying to get rid of those stupid empty pages, and temporarily got them to disappear, but now they're back, and I don't know how or why. Enough with that now.

I'll send you the new and improved thing, and then go work on the plans, and then wrestle with the empty pages again.

I also looked at the writing guide again, and it says I should write a 1-2 page summary at the end. Not sure I have the brain for that any more today...


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

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#22 2017-03-19 12:26:56

Magpie
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

And sent!

Oh, and Ylvs and Peter especially, can you check if I've used the male and female forms of words everywhere? Since we have to use gender-neutral language... if you can even call it that in German...


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#23 2017-03-19 14:17:56

ylvs
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

And there you have it back. You should proudly present this. It's sound and well done I think. Of course I did not check the numbers ...

There was one instance wher you didn't use the genderneutral word. I marked that.

I hope you're already calmed down a bit ...

 

#24 2017-03-19 14:40:09

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From: Yonder green hills
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

You've got mine back as well.... I put a couple of comments in, mostly general formatting (which might only be because I'm looking at it with a different program!)

*hug*


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#25 2017-03-19 15:01:17

Peter
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Re: QM - The Confetti Palace

Magpie wrote:

And sent!

Oh, and Ylvs and Peter especially, can you check if I've used the male and female forms of words everywhere? Since we have to use gender-neutral language... if you can even call it that in German...

Oops. Didn't read that. I don't think these really impact my brain, so I wouldn't notice...

Sent you feedback about everything else. The profitability part looks a lot better, but it's still by far the shakiest aspect. I did not go through all of your numbers, though they mostly seem to make sense. Methods aren't always transparent though.


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