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Random Raves XLVI: 145,784 and Counting: Every story happens one word at a time.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Valka D'Ur, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    "It"? Is that referring to the thing that needs ironing, or you?
     
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  2. Takhisis

    Takhisis excuse me

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    I thought the exact same as Tim did.
     
  3. BenitoChavez

    BenitoChavez Whispering Walrus

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    "It wouldn't end pretty" is an saying that basically refers to a potentially bad situation. In this case, Rah's wife would be mad at him. :dunno:
     
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  4. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    "He who laughs last didn't get the joke" is an saying that basically refers to this situation right here.
     
  5. rah

    rah Warlord Supporter

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    Actually Both. We have an ironing board, and in 35 years, I can count the number of times it has been used on one hand.
     
  6. BenitoChavez

    BenitoChavez Whispering Walrus

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    Oh, witty banter. Ok don't mind me. Carry on.
     
  7. Takhisis

    Takhisis excuse me

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    What was used on the other hand, then, rah?
     
  8. rah

    rah Warlord Supporter

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    Well, we all know that the right hand is special. But we don't talk about that.
     
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  9. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    Rah would end up getting his shirt ironed........while he's wearing it.
     
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  10. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    I've never read any Discworld books in order, and I don't intent to start reading them in order now!

    Started with Monstrous Regiment when I was gifted some books. Ended up reading Thud!, The Fifth Elephant, and Going Postal. I think I may have started Eric Faust but don't think I ever finished it.
     
  11. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    My mother once ranted that she was ashamed to be seen with me because I didn't iron my blue jeans. She then pontificated that her husband (2nd one, so not my dad) always ironed his jeans, so if he did, I should.

    Considering that he divorced her after 24 years of marriage so he could marry a woman my age (with whom he had been carrying on before the divorce), I hardly think that ironing is a true test of anyone's moral character.

    I don't actually own an iron now. Granted, I have a few things that could probably benefit from it, but given that 99.9% of the time the only person I'm usually around is Maddy and she couldn't care less what I wear or if it's even clean, let alone ironed, it's not something that I obsess about.

    I have always enjoyed Michael Wood's documentaries (I believe the Trojan War one is available on YouTube, or at least it was a few years ago). I have one of his books about the Greek city-states (not sure where I put it, so apologies for not being able to provide a title).
     
  12. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Yeah, I watched it a couple months ago so it should still be up there.
    You watch his documentaries on the Dark Ages? His one King Arthur is great, and the BBC used Jean-Michel Jarre's Oxygene as the soundtrack so it has a brilliant synth soundtrack backing it.

    (Though the whole bunch of them are brilliant: Offa, Aethelstan, Aethelraed, and Erik Bloodaxe.)
     
  13. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I haven't seen those. Thanks! :)
     
  14. Takhisis

    Takhisis excuse me

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    This just means you haven't read them enough.
     
  15. cardgame

    cardgame Sensual Kitten

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    I posted an image some months ago to the Cool Pictures thread detailing Discworld's many separate arcs and the correct order they go in.
     
  16. tjs282

    tjs282 Un(a)bashed immigrant

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    Takh (re)posted that same(?) chart in Post#390.

    IIRC, I first encountered it on www.Lspace.org.
     
  17. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Ramsay Campbell found one of my short stories to be "eerie". Not sure if he said that so as to not have to say anything else, tbh ^_^

    Anyway, it was the following 1400-word piece: https://www.creepypasta.com/the-ceremony/
     
  18. Morty

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    missed this - RL took over - I really should re-read my posts for (deliberate) misunderstandings!! Unfortunately it's definitely me ironing my own shirts and nobody else! if I tried asking anybody else )wife included) I'd definitely end up in this situation:-

     
  19. Phrossack

    Phrossack Armored Fish and Armored Men

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    Went over to play board games with friends, and apparently it's a weekly thing. It'll be good to see friends more than once or twice a month.
     
  20. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Warlord

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    Which game(s) did you play?
     

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