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Forum Games - The Beer Cellar! / Re: Word Association
« on: Today at 01:50:54 PM »
hedgehog

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Forum Games - The Beer Cellar! / Re: Word Association
« on: August 02, 2020, 05:59:59 PM »
Earthshock

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Forum Games - The Beer Cellar! / Re: Word Association
« on: August 01, 2020, 11:44:48 PM »
archmage

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As ever my flat is at least fairly consistent in temperature, if not in humidity or general functionality!

I'm planning on venturing out to a medieval market in the morning, so hopefully I will manage not to totally fry at that. I suspect it'll be quite a quiet event overall, and it's at Castle Liechtenstein just south of Vienna which I've not been to before (the historic seat of the family that later ruled the eponymous Alpine country or something like that, I think).

I spent today clearing up plant mess, see the kitchen garden thread for details :/

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General Chatter - The Boozer / Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« on: August 01, 2020, 11:17:25 PM »
Hard to follow the hamsters, but a few things from a walk to the Danube wetlands:

A photogenic heron who was good about staying still while I took this:



A dryad butterfly, which as the name implies is a woodland species - fairly big, somewhat understated in colouration but pretty all the same and impressive when flapping around the place in decent numbers:



And some European pond tortoises. I'd seen painted turtles, a feral species common in Europe, on the Donauinsel in the past, and I'd seen tortoises in the Danube wetlands once before but hadn't clocked what species they were at the time, so it was nice to confirm that this native species was present in the near part of the wetlands. (To tell the difference - painted turtles have stripy faces, as do the other main feral species, the red-eared slider, whereas European pond tortoises have the spotty colouration shown).


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The aforementioned mini khinkali:


Also some other recent meals. A simple salad & bread dinner when I ran out of other stuff:


And tonight's meal which was roasted garden vegetables (see the kitchen gardening thread for why I suddenly had to eat the veg) and garlic with toasted nuts in a pasta, which was very nice:

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Food Discussion - The Jolly Boar Kitchen / Re: Kitchen Gardening
« on: August 01, 2020, 11:12:10 PM »
Today was a Very Bad Day in the garden :(

This is where my garden had got to by a few days ago. Really nicely overgrown, with lots of cucumber plants climbing everywhere and getting ready to fruit as well as the creeper and tomato doing fine:

Unfortunately, heavy cucumbers plus light soil drying out fast in this week's hot weather caused a fairly severe weight imbalance. And once something started tilting, the tangled mass of cucumber stems took *everything* with them. So there was a very major and unanticipated crash from outside late this morning, with the following result :(


It took ages to clear up. My pepper plant lost its only fruit of the season, so I decided to just eat that at its slightly unripe stage (which one can do with peppers), and had that this evening. I'm not sure how a lot of the other plants will do honestly - we'll see. More pictures to follow in a few days when I know what's alive and what isn't.

I can at least say that it's not as bad as it might have been - I got everything disentangled and other than one of the smaller cucumber plants I don't think anything has what's likely to be irreparable damage, though it'll probably greatly reduce productivity having everything needing to repair itself at this point in the season. I've re-rigged up what I hope is a more stable, and denser, structure of strings for the cucumber and creeper to climb on, and we'll see how that all pans out.

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Forum Games - The Beer Cellar! / Re: Word Association
« on: August 01, 2020, 10:34:40 PM »
rummage

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Poetry and Artistic Writing / Re: Jubal's poems
« on: August 01, 2020, 08:25:09 PM »
Well that's easy, just have literally anything that doesn't conform to expectations in there :) Although I guess that doesn't usually cause confusion so much as misdiagnoses of "ritual purposes".

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That's all very fair (sorry for the super slow reply!) - natural features, especially ones with complex, non-consistent shapes, are generally hard to draw well in any format IMO.

How are things going? :)

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I should really check back and play more of this sometime soon...

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Is the winged hourglass a Church of Truth symbol (I assume that's what the symbol on the mountainside there is?)

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Thanks both! The next steps are going to be editing, finding children-age beta readers, and looking into publishing options, which will probably be a lot of work. But I'm trying to just do the "finding beta readers" bit immediately, and leave off publisher think for a few weeks while I chat to people about the options.

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Forum Games - The Beer Cellar! / Re: Word Association
« on: August 01, 2020, 03:08:09 PM »
Rubicund

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We're starting to hit full-on Too Hot weather here in Vienna too, after what's mostly been an unusually cloudy and wet summer so far.

I'm starting work again next week :( At least I assume I am, though I haven't actually recieved official confirmation that the paperwork has been sorted for it yet...

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