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6 days ago, 9:59 PM #1
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One time an angry goose took my brother's shoe. Now, I'm not saying that's something junoro would do but
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25th May 2020, 11:31 PM #2
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NiaNook:Dang! o_O Life as a human refrigerator.

I'm noticing a pattern with parents' first babies being their smallest, and then the babies eat like bottomless pits as if to catch up to the size they SHOULD have been. I haven't looked this up yet, but this is coming up a lot with people I talk to. If this is a thing, I guess it's just a small little tender mercy for the pregnancy/birth part. Mine almost doubled her weight in 2 months and we joked about using IV drips with the constant hunger, but your baby takes the trophy.

Sorry, mom talk. The feelings you describe feels like it was just yesterday and so long ago at the same time


Hmm, interesting theory! My guy wasn't terribly small to start with so uh… now I'm a little worried about the next one. 0_0

TRMcLeod:Congratulations! The diaper is so cute.

I'm due in July with my second.

Aaah, congrats!! <33
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20th May 2020, 5:57 PM #3
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I don't think it's bad at all! I've been working on a list of shows and movies for my baby since before he was born. I'm just going to share it below… it's mostly old stuff, much of it is super British, and some of it is fairly obscure but it's all wholesome, fun, and substantive.

The Old Musicals
Original Dr. Doolittle
Wizard of Oz
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Swiss Family Robinson
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the 70s Gene Wilder one)(probably skipping the tunnel scene for awhile...)

Various Classics
The janky but accurate 1980s BBC Chronicles of Narnia series
This old Gulliver's Travels cartoon
Ghibli for sure :)
Winnie the Pooh
Sword in the Stone
Stanley the Ugly Duckling
These old wonderful Peter Rabbit cartoons
Dr. Seuss cartoons

Stop Motion Fun
Gumby
Wallace and Gromit
Thomas the Tank Engine
Postman Pat
"The Clangers"

The Variety/Craft Shows?
Mr. Rogers Neighborhood
Watch With Mother

The only more modern thing I might go for is VeggieTales, but like, old VeggieTales. We've got a list of books to read to/with him as well. :)
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20th May 2020, 5:23 PM #4
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Thank you everyone for the congratulations! Update: we had him weighed at the doc's yesterday and he has gained 3 pounds over 3 weeks. I'm so proud, he's such a little chonker. :')

NiaNook:Baby toes! Baby fingers! :D

Congrats! Amazing how every human brought into the world required the mom to feel like she's been hit by a train?

Hopefully you will be feeling like a REAL real person again by 5 months? Maybe even sooner if things went well at the hospital and baby learns how to take good naps. And then the baby's personality starts showing more and more and you get those cute little smiles and laughs that make you feel "this isn't so bad" hehe. Hang in there, the improvements are all very gradual.

Smiles are the number one thing I'm looking forward to right now, aaaa! We're working on those naps, too. Little guy wants to eat every hour right now. DX

Nama:I can't believe babies are real

Are you serious? I did this whole thing just to prove it to you and you still don't believe in babies smh

BustyLaroo:Aww congratulations ^-^ I have 3 monsters of my own, I know your pain lol

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If you ever want to talk about baby stuff feel free to drop me a message, anytime !

Ahh wonderful cuddly monsters! Will do! :D

MattSchofield:Congratulations! Now the real work begins! The first three months are the hardest. Good luck!

The knowledge that this crazy sleep schedule will eventually level out is what keeps me going! Thanks!!

Shekets:Congrats and kudos to you and your collaborator for safely creating a new human being in one of the most uncertain time periods in recent memory!
Best of luck and best of health to you and your family. :)

Many thanks!! I try to imagine what kind of world we're going to be living in when he's old enough to hear about these crazy times. I hope I'll just be explaining how crazy 2020 was, and not "what life was like before 2020" ._.

MST3KFan:Congrats!

Hope you got a nice collection of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes for him to be introduced to when he gets old enough.
(Pod People, Gamera, Fugitive Alien, Master Ninja, Eegah, Mitchell, Cave Dwellers, The Final Sacrifice, Werewolf, the MST3K movie, and of course, Space Mutiny would be a good start. ;)

Absolutely!! I mean I grew up watching them and I turned out fine!
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18th May 2020, 8:10 PM #5
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Matt Comics:please tell me ComicFury clothes aren't limited to babies.


They're not limited to babies, but it's still just diapers.
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"I did it, ComicFury.", 18th May 2020, 7:56 PM #6
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I procreated.

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Let me tell you something about having a baby, everyone is like "oh giving birth is so hard" and I mean… yeah. But hardly anyone mentions how you're not supposed to like… drive a car or lift anything heavier than the baby for a MONTH AFTERWARDS and that you can feel why. And that's on top of constant feeding and diaper changes?? I basically spent the past month in bed, but I'm finally starting to feel like a normal person** again. I've missed y'all.

Anyway, little dude is a screamy, poopy, chunky man and I love him. He is working hard drinking lots of milk to grow into his sweater and fulfill his destiny.

*PM Kyo to get your complimentary ComicFury brand cloth diapers

**I'm not, but I feel like one.
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6th May 2020, 10:36 PM #7
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6th May 2020, 5:46 PM #8
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Jeremy7:This may seem really minor but I REALLY love Halloween and I've been thinking about this a lot, with no idea where to post it. Minor Annoyances, the messageboards, I don't know.


I really feel this. All through my pregnancy I kept looking forward to Autumn and taking my baby to our favorite pumpkin patch... wearing him in a carrier and strolling through the shop of holiday decorations and antiques, swatting wasps away from us as we enjoy a kielbasa and a caramel apple, riding the "haunted" hayride and hoping he isn't traumatized by the guy in a gorilla suit. He won't be old enough to run through the little corn maze, but he'd be the right age to be enamored with the goats and maybe even able to feed them. No clue whether social distancing is going to kill that dream, and also worried about how bad it will hurt the pumpkin patch financially. :(
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10th Apr 2020, 5:53 PM #9
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8th Apr 2020, 2:16 PM #10
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Well, I didn't say it was easier, but there's absolutely no way to look at it where writing isn't less of a time commitment. It just is. It's not a slight against writing. I'm in this to write. If I had infinite money, I would not draw my own comics. I would pay better artists to do it. The fact still stands that what took me a year to write will take me years to draw. I'm working on a page with eight words that's taken at least eight hours to draw. If it took me eight hours to write those words… there would be a serious deficiency in either my time management skills or my writing ability.

Good writing is certainly harder to recognize than good art, so it's a more nuanced skill in that sense. But the process of generating a product is shorter. It's not a contest or a determiner of value.
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8th Apr 2020, 2:49 AM #11
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Alright I've been waiting to share this lyric mis-hearing but plot-twist I think my version is better okay, hear me out.

In "Africa" the line is "sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti."

I thought it was "sure as Kilimanjaro rises like a lepress above the Serengeti.

Reasons mine would be better:
1. Comparing a mountain to another mountain? Lame. Comparing a mountain to a CAT? There's something artful about it. I can sink my poetic teeth into the idea. I can visualize the bony shoulders and arching back of a giant wild cat rising up out of the earth, silhouetted against a starry night sky.

2. Leopards: Are in Africa.
Mount Olympus: Is not in Africa.

...Except:
It is apparently leopardess, not lepress. So. It doesn't work. But still.



Also when I was extremely young (like… like I swear, I was 4 at most) I thought Nintendo was Intendo. I'm also pretty sure I thought it had to be Intendo because I knew "intend" is a word and "nintend" is not. I remember arguing with my younger brother about this. It sounds crazy, but I distinctly remember the argument occurring in a house we moved out of when I was 4.
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8th Apr 2020, 1:07 AM #12
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I don't think it's so much that writing isn't valuable as it is most webcomic creators are in this to tell their own story. Also remember that art takes a great deal more time to do well, so again, while writing is valuable it's a much smaller commitment. I spent a year writing my current comic, but I'll spend anywhere between 3 and 6 drawing it. Compounded with the fact that, as I said, most webcomic creators already have their current idea going and several in the queue it's just unlikely that an artist is going to jump to contribute the lion's share of the work to a project with a stranger. Your friend probably had great intentions, but too often people do pop up in the forums looking to "collaborate" but it quickly becomes clear that they just want to find a free artist to draw their existing ideas. When that happens it is pretty insulting- many of us only honed artistic skills in the first place in order to tell the stories we've written. Why would we put those stories on hold to draw someone else's?

And in complete contrast, the recent forum post in question was an offer to write something pertaining to your existing story which darn if people don't love that. It's pretty much paid fan fiction. If your friend was offering to write for free for existing stories she should try again and make that clear because she will get more takers than she can handle.
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3rd Apr 2020, 1:24 PM #13
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Oh, classic classic Hot Chip
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2nd Apr 2020, 1:01 PM #14
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Holy guacamole, this is great!
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1st Apr 2020, 7:47 PM #15
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Honestly, we've been considering buying chickens. We'd make sure we were set up to care for them properly, but it's something we had wanted to do and now with increased difficulty getting things like milk and eggs I'm not surprised other people are thinking that way. I too hope the people buying them know what they're doing, but I'm not surprised at all that people are taking some of the self-sufficiency steps that they'd previously just been musing about.
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1st Apr 2020, 4:33 PM #16
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Eve Z.:I was hungry, so very hungry I stole some guy's hotdog.

Sandwich theft is no joke, Eve.


RJDG14:Oh wait, you were arrested for breaking coronavirus rules. No wonder the USA has a far higher prisoner rate than other comparable countries. In Britain the police would have probably just told you to go home or if you didn't comply, issued you with a £30 fixed penalty notice. Surely several days in jail would just make you and them more at risk of contracting the virus than an order to stay at home?


Sure, if you stole a hot dog in the UK they might just fine you. But if you stole a banger?? It's the Tower for you.
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30th Mar 2020, 9:36 PM #17
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This is a recipe but it is as much (if not more) a window into my life right now, so I thought it belonged here:

Desperate Roux's Extreme Winged Quarantine Cookies
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Ingredients:
-Whatever sugar is left in the current bag of sugar. It looks like about 1/4 cup. There is more sugar in the pantry, but you don't like over-doing sugar. This should be fine.
-Half a stick of butter. Unlike sugar, there is no overdoing butter. Half a stick is great.
-The last, sad, lonely banana. His companions were all eaten. He alone cannot form banana bread. You've heard you can substitute banana when a recipe calls for egg, of which you have none. If we're honest, he's the reason we're in this mess. You don't want to eat this grimy banana, but you don't want to waste it either. We're in this mess because nobody had the foresight to eat a banana a week ago. This is profound in some way.
-A can of pumpkin. There are always cans of pumpkin. There are always plans to make pumpkin pie that fall through (hah, get it). There are always recipes for things that aren't pumpkin pie which call for a cup of pumpkin and not the whole can. Today, that changes.
- 3 cups of flour. But not the King Arthur's All Purpose Flour which is sold out on their website and amazon and probably at your local grocery store if you were to go there. That we save for bread, because the local grocery store is definitely rationing bread and also deliveries, so you have neither. For these cookies you will use some of the weird whole wheat flour you got at the Indian grocery store. It looked quite fine in the bag, but it is really too coarse for bread so you're always looking for opportunities like this to use it.
-1 teaspoon of baking soda. There's not much to say about this. You have only a vague idea of why one might include baking soda in a recipe. Call this an instinct.
-Some pumpkin spice mix. It is not autumn, but nobody cares. Autumn was a simpler time, when all we had to complain about was things tasting like pumpkin spice. A big part of you longs for that time.
-Also some cinnamon. If we're honest, it's more about the cinnamon than the other spices, so you throw some extra in.
-A pinch of salt. All recipes call for a pinch of salt.
-An apple. Honestly, if we're trying not to waste things an apple should go in this. Don't peel it. Just chop it up in the food processor.
-Like, a tablespoon of raisins. They seem like the kind of thing you'd put in the kind of cookies these are shaping up to be. But maybe not. So you hold back a bit.
-Three medjool dates. You're pregnant and dates are supposed to be a magic labor superfood. You're putting them in everything. Maybe even some places they don't belong
-Some walnuts. At this point you are flailing wildly. This is not enough walnuts. Not by a long shot. But here you are, putting the rest of the walnuts away. This is how it's going to be.

Method:
Preheat the oven to 350F. Obviously. Cream the sugar and butter. Or whatever. They don't really cream together, maybe the butter is still too cold. But mix them first is what I'm saying. Add the banana. Peel it and realize it was probably fine to just eat. Acknowledge that by creaming the butter and sugar you have already committed to this forsaken mission. Add the pumpkin. The whole can. Pumpkin is the hero right now. Mix them all up. Yeah. That kind of looks how wet ingredients should look in a recipe like this, whatever that means. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, pumpkin spice, and salt. Pour about half of that into the wet ingredients, because you're uncertain about all this, and mix. This seems okay, maybe. Remember the apple. You wanted to use up an apple. Chop the apple in your food processor and toss it in the mix. Also remember the baking soda. It's probably important and you forgot to add it to the dry ingredients. Add it to what's left and throw that in too. Okay, it looks half decent. Think about the pretty pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips that came up when you searched for "pumpkin cookies" before doing this. Think long and hard about adding chocolate chips. Consider all the pros and cons. Listen to the still small voice that reminds you there is apple in this, and that you don't think apple and chocolate chips would jive too great. Haphazardly throw in some raisins. Lose yourself in the urge to add things and realize there are now dates, extra cinnamon, and a smattering of walnuts in the mix. Stop yourself at this point. Line some cookie sheets with wax paper and dollop weird orange blobs onto them. Breathe in the strong smell of banana and remember exactly what you were trying to avoid. Put them in the oven. Worry about the slight burning waxy smell. Read the wax paper packaging. It says "do not expose directly to the heat of the oven." Wonder when this happened. Wax paper is fine for baking, isn't it? Wonder how the world could change so quickly around you without you realizing. Take them back out and sloppily transfer them directly to the cookie sheets without the wax paper. This will probably be fine. Leave them in there for a bit. There's no egg, so whatever. Just kinda go until they look solid. Take them out and notice they no longer smell like banana, but pumpkin spice, and breathe a sigh of relief. Let them cool on the cookie sheet. There is no point dirtying a wire rack for these. Try one. Amazing. They are totally edible and not the worst thing ever. Eat another. This is fine. Arrange them on a plate beside a cup of cold coffee to take a photo. They look like fried chicken in the photo. This is also fine.

Tips:
-Get out the powdered sugar while you're putting this together. You might make an icing. You won't, but you might.
-Your husband will think these should have oats in them. He's wrong and can make his own quarantine cookies.
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29th Mar 2020, 2:48 AM #18
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I don't know if someone has already said this, and I don't know who needs to hear it. But rewatch The Lord of the Rings. It is good for your soul.

"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.

"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
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27th Mar 2020, 4:03 PM #19
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The dark sequel to a-ha's beloved "Take On Me" is the perfect quarantine anthem. Desperate pleas to touch and hold performed to a church packed with lifeless mannequins? Yeah.

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22nd Mar 2020, 11:25 PM #20
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I shared this in the "Things to do in Isolation" thread too, but I've been wondering how I (an 8 month pregnant woman who can't be out delivering meals or groceries) can help out. If you're stuck at home and have even a slight knack for sewing this might be worth trying:



Obviously these are not medical grade, but we can't expect those to be landing in the hands of anyone but frontline medical workers. If you or whoever else you make these for follows the proper procedures to use these, they are better than nothing.
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