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Result in thread: Minor Annoyances
Yesterday, 11:45 PM #1
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Not an annoyance but an update: Some kids came round yesterday and owned up to taking the camels to my housemate (I was asleep after a long shift the night before.) She said they apologised, but couldn't give them back, because they'd handed them out to their friends already.

So it's good news really, I can't really stay mad about this because it's pretty much what I wanted in the first place. I'm certainly glad they weren't taken by one person being a jerk like I'd thought, even if I'm not exactly thrilled they just took them.
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Result in thread: Minor Annoyances
2 days ago, 12:32 AM #2
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Thanks, Shipp. Gosh, that sucks. There is actually a little box library in my area people can take and leave books in. It's outside someone's house too, and from what I can see there are no problems and people use it respectfully. Funny thing, it's far from the front of the house in front of a hedge, while my stall was right in front of our huge living room window!

I'm not going to do it again. For one, I don't have any more of those toys to sell.

I do have some tiny tealight candles I probably would've even been cool with giving away for free, but whoever took the camels doesn't deserve the chance to snaffle all those up too.
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2 days ago, 12:20 AM #3
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Just struck by how selfish, and greedy and grasping people can be.

I set up a little stall outside my house selling little toy camels I made. Just for 20p, they were easy to make and I knew there were a lot of children around in my area, so I thought it might be nice for them to be able to make a small transaction all on their own if they wanted to. I'd specifically spent days building a special stand with built in money box so no one would be able to make off with it.

Anyway, the first day the stall is out, before I'd even sold a single one, someone steals every single camel. All 17 or so.
No one needs that many, they probably didn't even want all of them, they took them because they could. I should've seen it coming, but the neighbours all seemed nice so I had a little trust.

Anyway, I'm pretty hurt. I try to get the tiniest of tiny footholds in selling my work, and this is what I get.
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4 days ago, 2:43 AM #4
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Hey congrats!

Am I... Weird for thinking that's perfectly normal? I used to do it all the time as a kid, still do sometimes. It's not messy at all, as long as you suck out the seeds with the first bite.
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Result in thread: Designated Satanism Thread
6 days ago, 11:48 PM #5
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Satanism isn't the opposite of Christianity! (At least, I don't see it that way...) No need to be freaked out by it, even if it's not your thing. Lot of the rules for both religions just boil down to 'don't be an arsehole.'
Tbh, I'm pretty sure most of the time satanism is more a form of atheism that values freedom and self expression with Satan as a symbol for that. Not like... A diety who's worshipped.

Although hey, some people probably do that and more power to them.
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6 days ago, 11:42 PM #6
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Me: *Works most days washing dishes and cleaning toilets, spends what free time I've had during the past few days cleaning the house.*
Housemate: (Who has been unemployed for 2 years not even attempting to find a job because of reasons she could fix in like a day but won't for ??? reasons and has just been sitting in living room playing xenoblade) "You can stop putting this in the dishwasher, it's not getting clean, it's going to need washing by hand at some point."

Oooh, I wonder what you mean by that, housemate? Either do something around the house for once, or let me get on with doing things my way. Honestly I don't care that she's probably right, her attitude ticks me off.

I can't really say anything, because another housemate (the one who pays her share of the bills, costs etc) is her buddy, and will get upset and come to her defense.
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Result in thread: Designated Satanism Thread
8 days ago, 9:25 PM #7
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Ever since finding out all about it, I greatly respect Satanism. Though slightly tongue in cheek, I feel like the 11 satanic rules of the earth are a great thing to live by, and make a lot of sense for modern life.

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8 days ago, 7:21 PM #8
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Maybe try thinking about what kinds of things are important to your comic, its themes, or even just some very basic things it contains. If you type that into the search bar on TV tropes, it should put you well on your way to finding some fitting tropes. You only need three to start with to make a page that won't be taken down.
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Result in thread: Nutella Discussion Thread
8 days ago, 7:17 PM #9
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I love chocolate, but I hate nutella. IMO, chocolate and hazelnuts don't mix, and the only time I can tolerate hazelnuts in anything is in, like, a salad. Other chocolate spreads are ok (provided they don't contain hazelnut) but I'd prefer to eat a different kind of sandwich.

Nutella is overrated. There, I said it!

Also, so are oreos. I don't know why everyone goes on about how they're the most awesome biscuits ever, when they taste just like every other chocolate biscuit but blander.
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8 days ago, 7:13 PM #10
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I've created a few before, including one for my own comic. You know your story better than anyone else; if you write up what you want to put on the page, I'd be happy to check it for you, and help with the formatting etc.
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9 days ago, 2:49 AM #11
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All the love for mint choc chip makes me happy. It's my favourite and I adore it! I also like any kind of chocolate, black cherry, raspberry, etc etc... Really I like any flavour except strawberry. Real strawberries (the fruit) are nice, but anything 'strawberry flavoured' tastes disgusting.

I'm getting kinda sick of vanilla at the moment though, it's the only flavour we really get because it's the only one my housemate likes.
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9 days ago, 2:11 AM #12
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Leafa and I have hung out a few times IRL, and tabled at a con together I think last year? Man I lose track of time. In actual fact, she had her own table and I was helping out with the Spiderforest one, but the tables were right next to each other, which was nice! I also consider lilbluebox a friend, we worked together on some stuff, and maybe talk a little less than we used to because life happens, but still very much in contact.

Aside from that, there are a lot of people here who I think are very cool. I'm definitely open to making more friends in the future, but I don't feel a need to push for it, what happens happens. I think it will help when I finally get my act together, get off hiatus and start putting out more non (my own) comic art, haha.
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9 days ago, 1:59 AM #13
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I've found the real Milson.

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She's currently being looked after by a creepy guy with a fondness for 'creamy tea' and an irrational fear of wolves. I would've brought her back, but now this guy's in my house and won't leave. You should probably come get her.
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24th Jul 2022, 10:03 AM #14
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Oh that reminds me, I loved spamalot’s ending too, even though yeah it’s not a movie, and it’s very different to holy grail XD

An audience member will find the grail under their seat, and are then called up onto stage to be crowned ‘most helpful peasant.’ All the main characters have their dreams come true, leading to my favourite line ever when Lancelot and prince Herbert get married.

“Just think, Herbert. In a thousand years time… this will still be controversial.”

It’s way more saccharine and typical of an ending, but it works well for the change in medium, and for those who may find the original ending disappointing.

Edit: omg how could I forget Herbert’s dad comes back near the end of the big final number to yell “NO MORE BLOODY SINGING.”
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Result in thread: unfunny thread
23rd Jul 2022, 6:37 PM #15
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Alchivo:Image

I didn't find him funny WAAAY before the shitshow. Especially these skits.


I didn’t recognise him at first. I was wondering what the hell happened to Matt Lucas.
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Result in thread: Childhood Foods
23rd Jul 2022, 10:26 AM #16
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Hula hoops
Wotsits
Kwenchy cups or calypso (pots of juice that looked a bit like yoghurt pots? You pierce the lid with a straw like a capri sun.)
Turkey dinosaurs
Fish fingers
Potato smileys
Animal bars (small chocolate bars that always had two random animal pictures on.)
Egg noodles, cheese and beans. (My mums go-to I dunno what to cook, let’s do something easy food. Sounds weird, but as my housemate who usually eats nothing but plain pasta, pizza or chicken nuggets said, ‘it’s better than you’d expect.’
Haribo
Pick n mix sweets
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23rd Jul 2022, 10:16 AM #17
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Pearlnight:Sir, this is the unfunny thread.


How dare! I mean it quite literally.
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23rd Jul 2022, 1:51 AM #18
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I kinda choke up a bit at the end of the last unicorn.

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22nd Jul 2022, 12:04 PM #19
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21st Jul 2022, 4:26 PM #20
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That's a thing in Discworld too! It's great. I will always love when people let their female dwarves have beards. do it, cowards.
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