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#1 2017-10-18 09:16:28

Peter
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QM - The Moot Recovery Station

You see tired Smarchers strewn throughout the room, in various stages of recovery. Tea and coffee infusions are commonplace, but red wine and other drinks are to be found as well. Many are fast asleep, trying to cure their tiredness that way.

Yet despite their tired nature, the Smarchers seem surprisingly happy, if maybe a bit wistful.


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

 

#2 2017-10-18 12:15:22

Kia
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

*crawls into the mint* *plugs one of the tea infusions into her arm and collapses on a comfy cushion*

*piles more hugs on Merenwen* these are aweful news, I hope you and your mom get better soon :-(

Yesterday, I managed to survive the stupid presentation in the morning, the stupid conference in the afternoon and the business dinner in the evening. And all of this in shoes, which were labeled as 'torture footwear' by Kia-mom. This miracle was performed by the on-lasting magic of unicorn-world, I'm sure :-D

 

#3 2017-10-18 12:17:50

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

*waves at Kia*

"Torture-footwear" does not sound fun. Worse than business suits even.


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

 

#4 2017-10-18 12:28:11

Kia
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

*waves back at Peter* these things are no fun for sure! I wear them when dealing with managers, because I can't run away with high-heels so I have no chance but to face this people (T.T)

 

#5 2017-10-18 12:29:01

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

So you are forcing yourself to fight?


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

 

#6 2017-10-18 12:36:49

Kia
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

it's less fighting and more baring my teeth and play nice, I guess. *shrugs*

 

#7 2017-10-18 12:41:35

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Now I see you baring your teeth and playing guard dog. It doesn't quite work in my head :D .
Also you'd be easily distracted with cake...


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

 

#8 2017-10-18 23:04:50

Magpie
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Having to get up when it's still dark is cruel and should be made illegal.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
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#9 2017-10-19 00:33:58

Sahi
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Slept an hour late, and am only going to work for half a day.


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#10 2017-10-19 00:58:35

ylvs
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Does this mean I am not allowed to be here as I am not yet recovering but being in full moot mode?

*sobs*

 

#11 2017-10-19 01:11:04

Sahi
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

You have to recover in between moot too, don't you! And even during the moot itself! Feel free to happily bounce through our prone forms! :)

Oh, and I completely forgot to say: Peter, I love this Mint!


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

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First member of the Shadowmarch Council of Sages, Official Quiller's Mint Historian
You may call me the Porcupine Lady, or if you are feeling generous the Erinaceous One.

 

#12 2017-10-19 01:16:26

Kia
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From: Germany
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Gmaen mint! why do mornings have to start so early? *yawns*

ylvs, full-moot-swing visitors are definitely allowed - just be careful not to trip over our snoozing bodies (^__^)

 

#13 2017-10-19 01:47:24

Merenwen
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Posts: 2393

Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Kia wrote:

Yesterday, I managed to survive the stupid presentation in the morning, the stupid conference in the afternoon and the business dinner in the evening. And all of this in shoes, which were labeled as 'torture footwear' by Kia-mom. This miracle was performed by the on-lasting magic of unicorn-world, I'm sure :-D

Yay for surviving the day! You know, I am so glad I don't have to wear business suits or toture footwear at my job and attending those conferences and dinners. I am quite happy behind my monitor in jeans and sneakers.

 

#14 2017-10-19 02:08:29

Diorna
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

*sneaks in anyway*

Kia wrote:

these things are no fun for sure!

Uh, but they can be! Having a brief history as a shoeseller (something I have in common with someone I might add), I must tell you, they can be. You just have to buy more of them. More expensive ones - strike that: better ones, that are of course a little bit more expensive. See? I still got it!
(More seriously, I found that quality really makes all the difference with heels. I don't wear them often, but when I do I can rely on them to carry me through the day without pain.)

 

#15 2017-10-19 03:27:54

Kia
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Diorna wrote:

*sneaks in anyway*

Uh, but they can be! Having a brief history as a shoeseller (something I have in common with someone I might add), I must tell you, they can be. You just have to buy more of them. More expensive ones - strike that: better ones, that are of course a little bit more expensive. See? I still got it!
(More seriously, I found that quality really makes all the difference with heels. I don't wear them often, but when I do I can rely on them to carry me through the day without pain.)

oh, the torture-foodware was of the more expensive kind (in fact, it was the 'expensive!' kind). But somehow the shape of the tip is all wrong for my foot.

I can wear them for a while without problems - which is why I bought them. I just didn't notice they would hurt my feet like this. After spending a whole day these things I know they aren't as comfortable as they felt in the shoestore :-(

 

#16 2017-10-19 03:43:37

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

I feel for Tad's shoe customers in years long gone. When he turns on that charm and starts laying down the crazy stories, how would you not walk out with a dozen shoes?


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

 

#17 2017-10-19 03:55:14

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

*hooks up one of the tea infusions*

I think I have recovered from the moot, yet waking up does not work out for me today.


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

 

#18 2017-10-19 05:08:07

Merenwen
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From: Germany
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Posts: 2393

Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

I am dead tired too. My stomach is still not all too happy about coffee right now, but it should work as an infusion. At least I hope so.

*plugs coffee infusion into her arm*

I want this boring workday to be over soon.

 

#19 2017-10-19 05:11:52

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Just imagine Ineluki with a stormy smile, selling you shoes until the day is over?


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

 

#20 2017-10-19 05:15:48

Merenwen
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From: Germany
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Posts: 2393

Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

This is not going to work, I actually hate buying shoes...

 

#21 2017-10-19 05:18:41

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Not surprised about that, I just thought Ineluki could sell you anything :D


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

 

#22 2017-10-19 05:23:17

Merenwen
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From: Germany
Registered: 2014-05-12
Posts: 2393

Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

That might be true.

Although I have to say, I have a meeting at 2 pm and I can't afford daydreaming about him right now. I need my brain to work properly, or at least good enough to be able to give some simple answers. :)

 

#23 2017-10-19 05:26:57

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

You can't just go, "Fools, the storm king will come and make you BURN!"?


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

 

#24 2017-10-19 05:33:50

Merenwen
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From: Germany
Registered: 2014-05-12
Posts: 2393

Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Would be interesting to see their faces, but if I want to be taken seriously, I should just attend the meeting like a normal human working slave and not like a crazy fangirl.

On the other hand I could underline my worship by creating a new Fire Dancer group... Nah, those Fire Dancers are a bunch of idiots.

 

#25 2017-10-19 05:36:23

Merenwen
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From: Germany
Registered: 2014-05-12
Posts: 2393

Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Actually, I should prepare myself for the meeting, instead of spending my time with chatting here.

 

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