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#1 2017-06-18 00:22:03

Sahi
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QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Because magpie is awesome, what more needs to be said? Of right, the bar is over there in the shade of those trees!


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#2 2017-06-18 04:14:43

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*toasts to the awesome master gardener*

And speaking of toast, I have run out of bread. I already baked that ciabatta I thought I still had. Whoops.


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#3 2017-06-18 04:30:57

Olaf
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Awesomeness and fabulousness in spades and spades :-)

*toasts the Mistress of Gardens*


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#4 2017-06-18 04:36:28

Magpie
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*grins and blushes a bit*


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#5 2017-06-18 06:13:02

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*toasts*

 

#6 2017-06-18 06:23:36

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*waves at Merenwen*
So what is this plantinum trophy?


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#7 2017-06-18 06:29:31

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Peter wrote:

*waves at Merenwen*
So what is this plantinum trophy?

*waves back*

Most console games nowadays have these trophies you can earn during your playthrough. Some of them are earned automatically by progressing through story chapters, fighting regular bosses and so on. Others are optional and harder to achieve. That is why they are divided in bronze (the regular ones) and silver and gold trophies. When you have collected all of them in a game, you get the platinum as proof that you have completed the game.

I am usually not a trophy hunter, as I am content with just finishing the game, because sometimes there really are stupid and annoying tasks you have to do. But since the ones in Bloodborne are really doable (like collecting all weapons and tools, fighting all optional bosses which I am doing anyway and unlocking all three endings) and there aren't many missing anymore, I just want it now. :)

 

#8 2017-06-18 06:32:57

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

I expected it to be something like that, but I did not know what was involved.
You've beaten the game already then?


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#9 2017-06-18 06:39:33

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Peter wrote:

I expected it to be something like that, but I did not know what was involved.
You've beaten the game already then?

Not yet. I can go to the final boss, but I am doing a bunch of optional dungeons right now to unlock the way to the last, very well hidden optional boss. After that I am done with the optional stuff and I will fight the final boss to unlock the first ending. I can rush through New Game + for the other endings then.

 

#10 2017-06-18 07:04:41

Kenan
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

To the master gardener!  may the force prosper with you even when winter is coming.

Last edited by Kenan (2017-06-18 09:09:10)


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#11 2017-06-18 08:24:11

Ad1tu
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*toasts with her actual breakfast toast*

Another warm day, though we're supposed to get pop up showers and/or thunderstorms. Right now it's just sunny and windy. The rain clouds we saw on our way home this morning have magically disappeared.


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#12 2017-06-18 12:02:49

Sahi
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Now trying to crochet a basket. I was trying for a diamond pattern on the side, but my yarn was too thick. Now making a new attempt (same yarn, but longer stitches -treble instead of double-).


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#13 2017-06-18 12:30:31

Marian
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Are you putting it on a basket, or do you have a way to make it stiff?

I've been crocheting a scarf, just to.have something to do in between projects. But I don't need it or know anyone who needs another scarf!

 

#14 2017-06-18 12:54:36

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Today with Squirrel:

"I don't want to walk any more, my feet hurt."
"Fine, walk on your hands then."


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

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#15 2017-06-18 16:35:36

subphonic
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

I have free time! Partner's degree is finished, charity exhibition is finished...and relax :) Might do some doodling for actual fun!

 

#16 2017-06-18 16:46:46

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Yay for free time!


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#17 2017-06-18 17:01:44

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*drops into mint*

Amazing place this! *bows to the grand master of all gardens*

*belated waves back at Firs*

I actually have nothing to say.... think sometime today my brain melted or something...


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#18 2017-06-18 17:12:56

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*hands Libra brain some ice cream*


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#19 2017-06-18 17:52:58

Ad1tu
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*lol* That's adorable, Magpie!


If you should do what makes you happy, and no one can tell you what makes you happy, then that means no one can tell you what to do!

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#20 2017-06-18 23:56:50

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

I got up early to spray more plants.... soooo tired now....


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

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Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#21 2017-06-19 00:30:39

Sahi
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Marian, the basket will be a mixture of hooked zpaggetti and triple yarn. I'm using an 8 mm crochet hook. It really doesn't need anything to make it more stiff. But I'm also using a diamond pattern that makes it even more stiff. I had to change the original pattern as my yarn was too thick. (It used a double crochet, and I'm now using a treble crochet.)


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#22 2017-06-19 01:17:18

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*waves good morning*

Another day in a far too warm office. I certainly don't have proper clothes for these hot temperatures. And I am not feeling well. Apparently there was something wrong with our dinner yesterday. I spare you the details, but I spent half of the night in the bathroom, if you know what I mean.

 

#23 2017-06-19 01:55:21

Sahi
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

If at all possible, get yourself back home! Being ill is horrible, but being ill in a place that is too hot is unbearable. *gives an icy hug*


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#24 2017-06-19 02:24:57

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

I hope you'll feel better as the day goes on, Merenwen :-(
Bathroom nights are the worst...


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#25 2017-06-19 03:00:37

Sahi
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Wearing a dress today. It's predicted to become 30 degrees (Celcius). I've also brought sun cream to protect my (very white) skin during my lunch walk.


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