No. You're missing the point. The design of the thing is functional. The plan is not to shoot you. The plan is to get the girl. If there's no girl, then the plan, well, is like the room.

Early ,'Objects In Space'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


-t - Jun 11, 2021 9:29:53 am PDT #6956 of 7010
This was precisely why you didn't go around opening mystical bottles. Why was that so hard for people to understand?

That's so nice to read, Hec. ~ma for Matilda, I hope the procedure is easy and recovery is swift


Jessica - Jun 11, 2021 9:59:34 am PDT #6957 of 7010
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

both Matilda and Emmett got Straight A's together for the first time this term. It's just great to see them find their own motivation, apply themselves in difficult circumstances and flourish, especially after both of them were suffering and struggling last year.

Aww, that's wonderful!

Dylan is getting a Presidential Award for Educational Excellence this year and I'm so proud of him but also incredibly relieved he didn't graduate 8th grade during the Trump administration.


amych - Jun 11, 2021 10:03:51 am PDT #6958 of 7010
Now let us crush something soft and watch it fountain blood. That is a girlish thing to want to do, yes?

Hec, I'm so glad to hear that Matilda's year turned around so well - not just the grades (as much as it would have hurt my obnoxiously grade-grubbing little heart to say that sentence when I was in high school), but I know she was having an especially hard time, and I'm so glad she found ways to take care of herself and find some joy and connection and creativity.

(Seriously, my high school self is making the barf gesture at middle-aged me in between yelling WOO HOO STRAIGHT As!!)


lisah - Jun 11, 2021 10:20:18 am PDT #6959 of 7010
Punishingly Intricate

Go, Matilda!!!

My friend just found out she's got to get her wisdom teeth out. She's 52.


Laura - Jun 11, 2021 10:23:33 am PDT #6960 of 7010
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Please send easy-peasy, routine and breezy -ma.

It's wonderful to read that Matilda and Dylan are doing so well after such a challenging year. It sounds like they handled better than a lot of adults I know!


Steph L. - Jun 11, 2021 10:29:12 am PDT #6961 of 7010
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

Lots of wisdom teeth-ma for Matilda! And that's great news about her school year, and Dylan's award!


-t - Jun 11, 2021 10:35:15 am PDT #6962 of 7010
This was precisely why you didn't go around opening mystical bottles. Why was that so hard for people to understand?

Way to go, Dylan, and yeah, I hear you on what President gives the award...good timing, kid!


DavidS - Jun 11, 2021 11:19:41 am PDT #6963 of 7010
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I will be sending all the good extraction vibes her way! I had dental work done yesterday (the first of a long road!), and it went well, so I am forwarding that ~ma on to Matilda!

Gladly accepted!

Dylan is getting a Presidential Award for Educational Excellence this year

Right the fuck on, Dylan!

and I'm so proud of him but also incredibly relieved he didn't graduate 8th grade during the Trump administration.

And well timed!


DavidS - Jun 11, 2021 12:47:07 pm PDT #6964 of 7010
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Emmett is here and supporting Matilda by mockingly eating food in front of her and talking about the burrito she can't have at the moment.

We're off!


Laura - Jun 11, 2021 1:06:16 pm PDT #6965 of 7010
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

As is right and proper sibling behavior.