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#51 2017-08-25 06:09:40

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

What would I see on the inside? ;)


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#52 2017-08-25 06:10:06

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

To be fair, I don't think I want anyone to see much of my brain...


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#53 2017-08-25 06:41:50

Merenwen
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Re: QM- Totality

Some things better stay in the dark. ;)

 

#54 2017-08-25 07:50:27

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

True. Your Ineluki fanfiction shall never be spoken of!


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#55 2017-08-25 08:09:35

Marian
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Re: QM- Totality

I decided yesterday that today's do-something-different was to go to an old favorite neighborhood  coffee shop. My bus goes by it every day, and I always think how nice it would be to be going there instead of work.

So I show up and instead of the usual mid-morning crowd, place is packed and a "breakfast cabaret" band is playing to kick off the shop's 15th anniversary weekend. So much fun!

I am so happy I came. ))

 

#56 2017-08-25 08:36:57

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Re: QM- Totality

Sounds fun!


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#57 2017-08-25 08:54:44

_Sahi_
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Re: QM- Totality

What a lovely bonus!

I have arrived in the Harz, and our bungalow is even nicer than the one in Winterberg! It's quite a bit bigger (and the previous one was already a nice size). We'll just have to see what the effect of having upstairs neighbors is.

On my way here I went to visit Ylvs and was treated to a lovely lunch!

 

#58 2017-08-25 09:19:55

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Re: QM- Totality

That sounds lovely Sahi!

My relaxing day continues... I'm at a park next to a lake, reading a book. (Near the end of Leviathan Wakes. Sooo good!)

And meeting friends for lunch. It's rare I take full advantage of Fridays off, it's pretty great! I needed this.

 

#59 2017-08-25 09:21:07

Marian
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Re: QM- Totality

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Sounds fun!

Yes, they were so fun! And it turns out they play weekly, I'll have to go more often.

 

#60 2017-08-25 09:21:47

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Re: QM- Totality

The good thing is that today I don't feel ravenously hungry (because my mother came to buy some flowers, and brought cake, and my boss brought ice cream).
The bad thing is that I don't feel like anything else either.

I don't know. Going to just sit here for a bit, and then maybe read or work on my jigsaw puzzle. Or maybe go to bed early? Or maybe I will get bored and clean something after all.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
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#61 2017-08-25 09:50:18

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

I don't think many people are productive on a Friday night...


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#62 2017-08-25 12:26:00

_Sahi_
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Re: QM- Totality

Well the upstairs neighbors have kids that like running around, but we just found out that we can put our USB stick into the stereo, and the music is enough to drown them out (without having to be very loud).

Now looking into a folk concert tomorrow night...

 

#63 2017-08-25 13:06:19

Ad1tu
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Re: QM- Totality

I know I'm not planning on being productive tonight, lol! Gonna kick back with the hookah and Otherland. And try not to think about certain things... Damnit, now I'm thinking about them! Frikkin frack...

Also, I'm sitting outside because the ac at work is set to about -40, and I needed to go thaw in the sun for a few.minutes...


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#64 2017-08-25 13:28:34

Magpie
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Re: QM- Totality

Spent a couple of hours working on my jigsaw puzzle. Made some progress, but it has 1000 pieces, so it'll still take a while.

I'm not sure if I actually enjoy it, though. It's oddly addictive, but not very interesting.


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

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#65 2017-08-25 13:51:11

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

That is a perfectly good description for many games...


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#66 2017-08-25 13:55:58

Merenwen
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Re: QM- Totality

Peter wrote:

True. Your Ineluki fanfiction shall never be spoken of!

I will not comment on this. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

But wait, do you think I am this simple-minded? That I have nothing else on my brain? I am complex, you know. I can also develop strategies for boss fights, craft fan-theories and fantasize about other characters and fictional worlds as well. *nods proudly*

 

#67 2017-08-25 14:08:37

Merenwen
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Re: QM- Totality

Sounds like you both had a lovely day, Marian and Sahi. I hope the kids upstairs won't get louder, though.

 

#68 2017-08-25 14:25:44

Magpie
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Re: QM- Totality

Whoops. I should have culled my Worldcon photos a bit more before uploading them to dropbox... there are still so many...


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

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#69 2017-08-25 16:08:39

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

Merenwen wrote:

Peter wrote:

True. Your Ineluki fanfiction shall never be spoken of!

I will not comment on this. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

But wait, do you think I am this simple-minded? That I have nothing else on my brain? I am complex, you know. I can also develop strategies for boss fights, craft fan-theories and fantasize about other characters and fictional worlds as well. *nods proudly*

*falls to his knees and apologizes*

Oh no fair lady, neither of single nor simple mind are you, it is I who can't keep his mind nor mouth from the easiest joke!
Were you to look into my brain, it would be good at no thing, but good at nothing!


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#70 2017-08-25 17:08:48

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way
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Re: QM- Totality

*drops into mint*

Sorry for the not being here.... work was.... well... no words.... feel like I should start wearing a yellow uniform and just tell people I'm a firefighter...

So spent my time off work with classical music and painting... to keep some form of sanity...

Good news.... I have moved forward with my volunteer wish, got a telephone interview next week and if I pass that, I go to an assessment day (this might cause issues, as I can see they're a client of ours and that would be a bad thing... seeing as I have access to all systems... )

Bad news.... seems budget wise nothing has been decided yet, so still no word on my possible move to somewhere.... this really really annoys me, because they keep saying it will happen... so I'm in a sort of limbo state... can I start a course, can I join a club, can I make decisions about my out-of-work life?? I've decided to just do stuff, because otherwise I'll go absolutely mental, but it's not fun having to feel slightly guilty, because I might be signing up for something I won't be able to finish.

Also, I has a question.... we've decided with a couple of peeps from work to go to the comic con in London in October.... but I need a costume.... and I'm stuck... no money for large complicated things... not a whole lot of time to make stuff.... any ideas??


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#71 2017-08-25 23:13:39

_Sahi_
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Re: QM- Totality

Just repurpose what you already have! I don't know many comics, but wasn't girl genius steampunk?

 

#72 2017-08-26 02:35:51

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

*waves good morning*


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#73 2017-08-26 04:49:09

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way
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Re: QM- Totality

Lovely day.... Still trying to sort out costume.... Might just go steampunk, seeing as there will be streamline village.... Just got to put more stuff in it...


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#74 2017-08-26 09:40:42

_Sahi_
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Re: QM- Totality

We spent the day driving around the area.

 

#75 2017-08-26 10:30:16

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

I hope you come up with something fun you can make happen in time, Libra!


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