Giles: I jump out of the circle, jump back in, and, and, shake my gourd. Buffy: Hey, I think I know this ritual. The ancient shamans were next called upon to do the Hokey-Pokey and to turn themselves around.

'Dirty Girls'

Coffee On My Monitor Again

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Topic!Cindy - Nov 01, 2020 11:05:30 am PST #1288 of 1299
What is even happening?

From meara, in Natter:

I feel like y’all will appreciate this story from a FB friend of mine here in Seattle:

Halloween 2020.

What was supposed to be a super fun Halloween surprise this evening turned into a terrifying event. I hid pieces of candy each with a little flickering battery lit candle around our backyard for an after dark candy hunt.

We went outside and began the hunt in the dark only to encounter a family of raccoons that had been feasting on the candy in the yard. They didn't run away despite shining lights on them, screaming, and waving long sticks in their direction. This turned into Kid screaming and crying hysterically. She was then running around the yard waving a shovel around above her head screaming "the raccoons can't have MY CANDY."

Everyone is calm and safe inside now watching Ghostbusters. But Kid did say that “Halloween was TOO SCARY this year.”

amyparker - Nov 03, 2020 10:55:10 am PST #1289 of 1299
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

Jessica, in Natter:

The skies over New York are full of ridiculously ominous clouds. Like, come on atmosphere, don't be that way. If this were a movie it would be about 20 minutes before the aliens invade.

Jessica - Nov 06, 2020 8:35:47 am PST #1290 of 1299
Now with added Sheffield steel.

Dana: Dentists have said that teeth-grinding is way up this year. Can't imagine why.

-t -: Surely it's 4 out 5 dentists agree that teeth-grinding is way up?

Kate P. - Nov 09, 2020 3:26:02 pm PST #1291 of 1299
across the sea, a pale moon rises / the ships have come to carry you home

Steph: Considering how the current administration has handled the pandemic so far, I would expect them to sell the vaccine to another country, or maybe just smash all the vials for the hell of it and tell Pfizer not to make more. Oh! Or give Trump like 500 doses of the vaccine because he thinks it will make him super-immune, and *then* smash the rest of the vials, especially if someone in his administration has an active case of Covid, because fuck them.

Dana: "Folks, I've had so much vaccine that I'm now immune to all diseases! Doctors have never seen anything like it, they're like 'President Trump, we've never seen anything like it, no one has ever responded to the vaccine like this,' and some people are saying I might not even be human anymore."

Zenkitty - Nov 12, 2020 5:23:24 pm PST #1292 of 1299
Every now and then, I think I might actually be a little odd.

Matt the Bruins Fan in Natter:

The only way AT&T will ever see another red cent from me is if they dig up my grave and find loose change in the pockets of the suit I'm buried in.

Toddson - Dec 01, 2020 1:25:12 pm PST #1293 of 1299
gallows humor has passed from an occasional indulgence to a full-time necessity in this, the stupidest and meanest timeline

Dana, in Literary:

Fandom gonna fandom.

Jessica - Dec 02, 2020 1:15:48 pm PST #1294 of 1299
Now with added Sheffield steel.

More Literary:

sj: Help, I need manga recommendations for my 15 year old niece, and I don’t read it. Apparently that’s all she’ll read right now.

Dana: Ah, the Cashmere summoning spell.

Topic!Cindy - Dec 05, 2020 3:35:38 pm PST #1295 of 1299
What is even happening?

From Natter...

flea: Today the state of Ohio included Ohio on their list of states they recommend avoiding travel to, and quarantining if you do.

Ohio's Steph L.: I try not to travel to Ohio, but I fail every dang time.

Cashmere - Dec 17, 2020 10:22:47 am PST #1296 of 1299
Now tagless for your comfort.

Tom Scola in Streaming:

Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewey didn’t need to bother to overthrow the Empire. In a few years, the Imperials would have all fallen off of ledges and blown themselves up due to lax Occupational Safety standards.

Volans - Dec 22, 2020 9:42:22 pm PST #1297 of 1299
move out and draw fire

billytea knocks me out in Gaming:

Volans: I also just added Paranoia and Dead of Winter to my list

billytea As games, or just brainstorming themes for 2021?