Random Discussions III – As Random As You Wanna Be
The cover was creased in the lower right hand corner, (noted in the description,) but it’s been flattened again.
For 10 bones, I’m not complaining.
Scored a Dragon Moon edition of Ancestor for the low sum of $10.
Congrats! That’s a major score, assuming it’s in decent condition. I was lucky enough to grab myself an investment copy for a decent price a few years back.
A toast to eBay!
Scored a Dragon Moon edition of Ancestor for the low sum of $10.
Stay crescent fresh, ebay.
So, I just pimped out @ScottSigler to one of my tarantula groups on FB. A question was posed for #AGF (Anything Goes Friday – the posting of non-tarantula related topics):
“What will our terrarium look like when the aliens collect us?”
This, of course, made me think of the Crypt story, The Tank – one of my favs, BTW. So I posted links to the Podiobooks.com episodes for anyone who might want to hear the story.
So, if a bunch of tarantula-loving weirdos end up becoming Junkies, it’s all my fault!
So excited! I just got an email from Goodreads saying that I won an advanced copy of Alive! I can not wait to get my paws on this book. I was a little disappointed to not have a new book to order from Scott on Superbowl Saturday but this more than makes up for it. Goodreads says it will take 4-6 weeks to get my copy so I have to quickly finish what I am reading so I will be ready when my Alive! gets here!!!!
I’m sure that by now, most everybody here has seen the trailer for the new Jurassic World movie that will be coming out next year. (BTW, what they said recently in “Doctor Who” about humanity conveniently forgetting catastrophic events is the only explanation I can see why in a world where JP, JP2 and JP3 took place, they’re actually decided to build a real dinosaur theme park.) The trailer looks great, if if I was younger I’d be psyched to see it.
But I’m NOT younger. And although the Academy’s refusal to honor so-called “genre” work still irks me, the fact is I don’t want to pay $11 to see the same damn movie I saw in the Clinton administration. I’d love to see a film adaptation of our FDØ’s Ancestor, because although that was (I’m sure) partly inspired by Jurassic Park, it has a very, very fresh take on it. And moviegoes would find that animals a lot smaller than T-Rexes can be VERY frightening.
P.S. Although I’d love to read Descendant, I know FDØ has a lot on his hands right now and I’m not worried. If it never gets written—well, we still have Ancestor. (BTW, Mark Twain actually wrote a sequel to “Huckleberry Finn” and there’s a good reason why that book has been forgotten.) Thanks for every thing!
Yellow melons and Cotton Candy grapes…yes, grapes that taste like Cotton Candy, cuz it’s science…i think
Sometimes, seeing your own name is the coolest fucking thing ever.
Did you know there’s yellow watermelon out there? Mind effin’ blown, man. Bah-lown.
-OK- It has been a while since my last post…bad junkie…
Here are my predictions for the next two GFL books…Barnes finger is collected by the High Priestess of Barnes and becomes a Holy Relic for the sacrifice he did to win the Galaxy Bowl…copies of the lost digit are made and given as pendenants for all followers of his church…making the Cretarakians worried…Barnes gets his sister out of the cloud…whatever is in the cloud is so impressed with what he did with the Prawatt. This makes him even more of a God to the Sklorno…making the Cretarakians even more worried. The Krakens lose in either the semi finals or the Galaxy Bowl on a dropped pass…Barnes is knocked out because he waits to the last second before letting the ball fly…making him thought of as an even bigger God by the Sklorno for putting his life on the line for the team…making the Cretarakians even more worried…The lose pushes Barnes and his brothers the Tweedy’s to re-gain the title…the succeed in, destroying there opponent in the finals making Barnes a God of Gods to the Sklorno…the Cretarakians assassinate Barnes as he receives his second game MVP…causing the Sklorno to start a holy war to revenge the fallen God!
I’m not too pumped for the release of The Champion am I?
Can-NOT wait for next Saturday.
You may see me on the news come Sunday morning as I will probably end up buttstroking Zackery if/when I run out of ammo.
*takes out popcorn, sits down and awaits the show* (crunchcrunchcrunch) I came for the Sci-Fi but I’ll stick around for some boobs!
*Truffle Shuffle* Oh yeah! oh yeah! Shuckin’ & Jive-in’ into the forumzzzz.
Did I specify?? mmmm….????
just so we are clear…
reposted?? does that mean they have been posted??
I’m game for another taserin’.
And while it wasn’t the projectile spread hit, I have taken a full ride from a police taser since the zombie shop.
…and that was nowhere near as bad as the tongue lashing we took from his wife after she found out it happened. Needless to say, that was the last time any real stupid shit happened at the crawfish boil.
YEAH BODY MAIM! A said “no” but I’m pretty sure I heard our very own Future Dark Øverlord say there would be body maim. On a podcast on the Interwebs. So it must be true! Taser anyone?
And goddammit, let’s do Body Maim this year!!
Do some tests like “who can keep their hand in ice water the longest” or “who can eat this Guatemalan Insanity Pepper and not shit dragons” or “who can fill this pint glass WITH THEIR OWN BLOOD FIRST OMGKILLRENDFRAGDESTROY!*!*!*”!!!!!!!
…’k, maybe I went a tad bit too far on that last one.
**reaches into trash can**
Yeeeaaah…I’ma go ahead and take this.
Hey, I just said I forgot you were perverts, I didn’t say you had to leave. And come get this thong before it gets up and walks away on it’s own!
I remember in the good ol’ days, this place use to welcome perverts with open arms. I can see this place has changed.
*takes off ANCESTOR thong and throws it in the trash*
*walks off into the sunset to the song of “Wild Thing”*
@belladonna420 I intended that comment to be about sashimi and rice, but SOMEBODY…not going to name names…but she’s currently sitting above me…had to take it to the gutter.
I just followed the trail.
@shadygirl The poor Islands has been so neglected. The boys need to clean that place up for summer and put up the new cabana!
I guess that’s what I get for being away for so long. I forgot you are all PERVERTS!
Call me naive, but I actually thought you guys were talking about REAL sushi – you know, the kind that you get at a Japanese restaurant that’s made with rice and wrapped in nori. Silly me…. :-\
@Athanas Ha! Yes.
@belladonna Interesting. Now I understand why you sent me boob pics.
Gone but not forgotten.
This was the weekend of my buddy’s annual crawfish boil and fack…after two days of drinking and a day of powerbombing my GI tract, I’m a hurtin’ unit today.
Is Athanas gone?
*opens up a chaise lounge, lies down and gets out a small battery operated fan*
@Bells Look at “recent active junkies” and see all those cartoony Avis and then our regular ones? I’m guessing the cartoons are for people who haven’t downloaded their own pic.
Nice try, but I hit it 5 times in a row, (not an uncommon occurrence for my good self,) and would be on the verge of legally owning this thread if it wasn’t for you meddling kids!
@ExotiKali Are you sure? I thought it was 30 not 3. 3 would be too easy.
And I think posting 3 times in a row means this forum is MY bitch. IN YOUR FACE, MONKEY BOY!!
P.S. I kinda like the cartoon avi and I’m tempted to delete mine to get one.
I believe that I am legally allowed to take possession of this thread if no one else comments in it in the next 24 hours.
I will then turn around and sell it to the highest bidder.
Hey, who’s got two thumbs and is a complete idiot?
Completely spaced that I hadn’t purchased my entry into SiglerFest yet and finally got around to doing that today, (and yes, I do understand that this is only a small line item in the glossary of why I’m a complete idiot,).
To the end of an era.
Gettin’ a new phone this weekend.
Sometimes, voting works.
I less than 3 living in Colorado.
Washington, get your shit togoether.
As the reigning Siglerverse Triple Crown Champion, I would be doing a disservice to those who have fallen in my wake by saying no to that.
@exotikali, I’m not sure the reply button ever actually worked that way. I’ve always typed the “@”… unless I was doing it for no reason before…
And when I hit “reply,” it doesn’t. I manually type in the “@”
@ExotiKali Good, I’m glad I’m not the only one annoyed by it.
You want me to cane you? YAY! Siglerfest BodyMaim 2Ø14!!
I’m inunobtainable! I’m uncontrainable! I’m artificially flavored!
You! Cane’t! Hold! Me!!!
Umm…did the search results links in Google get bigger, or did that last drink last night actually shrink me down?
Naw. You just have to read them while doing a head stand. Then it’s in the right order.
@ExotiKali I don’t know. We may have to set CB up as the guard.
Ok, is it just me or are all the threads upside down again? I have to scroll for hours to get to the most recent post!
All I wanna know is … who dropped the balls and let Athanas back on the site?
@athanas You have been missing out! JP loves them for a lazy day around the house.
It bothers me a great deal that I never knew the joy of pajama pants until today.
Sweet jebus, these things are awesome.
SIGLER!!! you are killing me! “Games Creatures Play”, “Robot Uprising”, now I hear about “Help Fund My Robot Army” and “The End is Nigh”???!! I am going to need a new library for all things Sigler! I will need a to sell my children to purchase everything related to the FDO! (thanks for that by the way)
I just thought I would check in… I think it’s been a while!
Kind Regards – Neil
Why would you leap to that conclusion. Maybe I’m saying you’re more supernatural.
Could be like a ghost sighting. Was it real? Was it a trick of the light?
I NEEDS … wait… is this thing on?? HELLO?? (tap tap) can you HEAR me now?? *damn, gotta get me a new mic*
Waiting on Pandemic … I imagine its almost as painful as removing a triangle with a sharp pair of chicken sheers. So I’m listening to Infected again. I miss Perry. x
Made me laugh moment … So … I was working on a multimedia project …. Randomly surfing my FaceBook newsfeed & saw that Scott recently had bought a cross stitch pattern and … yes I kept reading … while thinking … REALLY the FDO knits? What fucking universe am I in. Then I noticed that a young lady had shared that she was the artist … Apparently I’m not a stellar multitasker! Phew … !!! … Cuz if THAT was reality … I’d think about taking the blue pill Morpheus …The story ends, I wake up in my bed & believe w/e I want to believe …. tho it could explain that cool knit cap I saw him wearing in one of his videos. x
@J.P. Hmm… I think that Nocturnal one gave me an idea, thanks! I’ve been tempted to try Earthcore, but I’d have to go re-listen a gain a few times.
@Belladonna420 – Thanks! <3
I did the math. I need a 3rd job or a 35% raise. As for socks, I like them. Maybe when it’s a little cooler I’ll get myself a fluffy orange pair …. I have no idea how I got here … I’m lost …. HOME link? …. x
Listening to The Skeptics Guide to the Universe and they mention the DOL being on a panel at DragonCon!!!! Whohoo Big Time!
Maybe the backstory of a minor character in Nocturnal, or the story of an unknown character within the department who encountered some unexplained events prior to Bryan joining the force? Or it seems there might be some latitude in the Earthcore part of the timeline…perhaps a short story of an early discovery of the tunnels, before the actual start of the Earthcore book. Or a series of chance sightings of some of the creatures like the rocktopi. Maybe they made their way to the surface for some reason and got spotted by an adventurous person…
Figure this is a good thread for this.
In about two months it’ll be the one year anniversary of the death of one of my friends. He always had a lot of mental problems. He’d just made the switch to chemistry as a major and was doing a lot better, feeling a lot happier. But he was still trying out various drugs, out of curiosity or to help forget his problems I’m not sure, and was sold a bad cut of something I forget the name of. His roommate, after not seeing him all day, went to check on him. Saw him lying prone on his bathroom floor through the window. Roommate kicked down the door, but he’d already been dead for while.
We weren’t close friends (he was close friends with my recent ex-, though, so I was around him quite a bit), but I really felt for the trials he had made it through. There are a few things I always remember when I think of him. One is all the times things seemed really rough on him, all the times I saw and never really tried to help because I wasn’t sure what to do. Another is that he was a junkie. The only junkie I’ve randomly met. He had to rely on the podcasts for content since he couldn’t afford to buy the books. I always think how I should have just loaned him the most recent books, but never did for various reasons I regret.
Anyway. Since I wasn’t close and I was embarrassed to do so in front of my ex-, I didn’t speak at his memorial service. However, I’ve been thinking recently that I’d like to honor his memory by writing him into some Sigler fanfiction.
However, I just haven’t been feeling up to writing lately. It’s really hard for me to write certain fandoms when the author has provided really I want to know and hasn’t left big plotholes for me to explore. I feel more like an invader than an explorer. Sigler is one of these fandoms. So I was wondering if any kind junkies might just provide me with a prompt or two? My friend told me his favorite story once, but I can’t quite remember what it was. It might have been Infected or it might have been Nocturnal. Since I don’t really remember, I’m open to setting, so feel free to go wild with prompts.
Scott, I want to meet you some day! You are the MAN! I know it will be a while before you are in the Ohio area (yes, I wrote O-H-I-O), but still want to see you. You are the ultimate DOL!!!!!
@JP O.M.G. You did NOT just remind me of “the shower incident”
Whew! I was worried it was something @CB did. You know…a repeat performance of “The Shower Incident”.
Um, what exactly is THAT thing in the corner? And more importantly, WHO did it?
Unclick the box that says “Notify me of follow-up replies via email” at the bottom of the page.
Random string of words forming a random post in a random forum. Or does that sound too planned?
Can you feel me FDO?
Inside your new shiny site.
Sigh, read the followup email about the temp passwords AFTER going through the whole lost password thing. That will teach me to jump right in!
A personal note, I dislike this style of forum, phpBB style is much more usable, IMHO.
First login also seemed a touch slow, but that must be the influx of people visiting the site after the email from Scott
Still, keep up the good work.
Eagerly awaiting my pre-order of Pandemic and I have finally reading my Nocturnal book, I didn’t want to read it too soon after listening to the Nocturnal podcast, which I listened to a while back.
…or it decides you’re getting too uppity and throws on a dislocated thumb for good measures.
Life can kick you right in the taint sometimes. All you can do is face each sunrise with a smile knowing eventually it’s going to hurt it’s foot and bugger off.
Thanx so much! I tried to reply sooner, but could not get my keyboard to pop up on my phone. Either site is not mobile device compatible, or my phone just sux, I’m betting on the latter…lol.
I just did a search for it on my Kindle Fire. It’s spelled Katzembaum Weasley.
Hoping someone could help me out with the spelling of the Prawatt player, Katzenbaum Wheezly, is this right, or no? I only have the audiobook, so I cannot see it…lol. Thought it would be an awesome name for my new kitten…lol.
Check out my awesome new avatar created by the awesome Junkie, @Clever_Username! Thanks so much! This is just too cool!
I hate liking shitty sports teams.
The ’06 Champions Cup win and another year of going one-and-done in the post season is starting to get taxing as a lacrosse fan.
Come on Seahawks…give me something to chear for this fall.
That he is…. I will have to admit that i laughed my ass off at some of his skits when he had hiw own show on Mtv, years and years ago
Does anyone else smile when the see the words poo water? I’ll grow up one of these days I swear… ahh yes, Man stink. You won’t hear any argument from me, you get a bunch of guys together in a small area and we just stink. I shared a 2 bedroom house with 3 other dudes and after a while we had to develop rules like leaving shoes and sandals outside… any dirty clothes that you didnt plan on washing right away needed to be sealed in a garbage bag and finally dont leave food anywhere. While this may be common sense to women, men need to learn this the hard way.
No I’d been up studing and was geting ready for bed when I saw the water. I’m used to plumbing backing up so I was pretty calm about the whole thing seeing as the water was clear (or clear as it gets on camput) if it had been poo water I probably would have freaked out a lot more.
Campus is going to gut the building over the summer, they did what they could but there’s only like a month of school left and the repairs will be easier to do once they kick us out for the summer.
The smell’s not really a concern since we’re all going to be out in less than a month and all older dorms smell funky. For all we know the flood might have actually imporved the smell of the guys’ dorm above us. I don’t want to sound sexist but you can usually tell which dorms have had guys in them.
That Sucks! was it the dripping water that woke you up? man, I think I would have been in a pretty shitty mood the rest of the day. So, what do they do about something like that? i mean do they let it air dry out? remove the carpet? seems to me in a couple of days you’re gonna have some smelly carpet.
Dorm had a mini-flood last night, well not night it was four in the morning when I noticed the water coming from the ceiling, the sprinkler and even from the light fixture. Apparently the guys in the dorm above us had some kind of water back up and slept though the whole thing. Meaning that their dorm flooded and then it went into our place.
We’re all ok; the carpet’s just really damp and all of us roomies are really tired, since the fire alarm also went off and we had to spend an hour in the RA’s dorm while he tried to get everything under control.
uggg i need to quit starting my mornings with huffington post, its rotting my brain maaaaan!
Some of this stuff might make good inspiration for some kind of creepy creature. Who knows we may one day see a what ever that thing was, or a squirrel-fish thing in one of Scott’s books.
Freaky, yes. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as “rogue taxidermy”, let alone the fact that it’s popular enough to have a tv competition show!
Kind of reminds me of all those old sideshows that used to advertise that they had “real mermaids” that were really just monkey bodies sewn onto large fish tails. Some of these things are so much cooler though (and some are just as freaky)
After seeing this photo i had to youtube the show, i was expecting to be completely creeped out but a few of the entries looked cool. reminds me of The Savior.
So, AMC has this (weird) new show called Immortalized. It’s a rogue taxidermy competition (who knew people even did this?!). I happened to catch an episode last night and saw this… thing that one of the “Immortalizers” created.
I couldn’t help but wonder if this is Mommy’s pet catfish!
ahhh! I have the incessant need to watch more harlem shake videos
There is no cure…
youve got me this time Harlem Shake
TOTALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE E-MAIL I JUST GOT ABOUT (DUH) PANDEMIC! MAKES ME WANT TO HUG SOMEBODY! X
Dude, it’s “virtual.” If Del makes it to SF2K13, you guys are going to arm wrestle.
I may do that or I may just pick something else. I’m thinking about it.
It is. I may change it again. I had a hard time picking anything.
Nice! It’s a little small though. Kinda hard to tell whose bald cranium that is!
THought it was time for a new avatar. This seems like a good place to test drive it.
You gents may be interested in searching the forum for Virtual Bar fight themed threads, then.
The beer games would not really bug me; I used to live on party row. I am very used to coming home and seeing a drunk dude sans pants passed out in front of our place or peeing in the bushes outside our dorm.
Got to agree with the current olympics going either way; some of those olymipians are kind of cute… plus some of those naked events would be hilarious, imagine naked fencing.
Well that all depends… if they brought in some beer games and let people like me in to play, it could be pretty damn traumatizing. Picture Kenny powers on a naked bender in front of millions of people… not pretty. If they brought back the nakedness for the current Olympics I’m not sure if that would help ratings or hurt them, the largest viewing audience is 55+ and that could go either way.
Wait would they competing naked too?
(not sure if that awesome or traumatising)
youre right! we should bring back some of the old stuff. Lets go back a bit further though, I say bring back cattle sacrafices, Chariot racing and boxing with the hardened leather sometimes metal straps covering fighters fists!
Or they could bring back some older ones like tug of war; or ones that were used once or twice but not counted like water skiing or lifesaving. Those all seem watchable and awesome.
You have to look for the silver lining, maybe they will add something really cool. maybe something that could get my fat ass off the couch and in top competing shape… I want the chance to bring home a gold medal! hand to god, if they ever brought in some drinking games like in the movie beerfest i would start upping my practice immediately!
Well, the Olympics can go fuck itself, now.Anonymous February 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm
/dev/urandom from the main computer of the PUV James Keeling
As a new junkie, I’ve been awarded with the Radiation Immunity ability
It’s like that don’t think of a white bear game; now that’s all I can think of
Does anyone else think Pookie Chang probably his hanging massive dong?
No drowning on this end. I was hoping someone would finish the (slightly modified) lyrics and/or pick up on the Simpson’s reference.
Still not getting email notifications of posts… Is that Kali’s fault too???
We’re working on the avatars, peeps. Sorry about that. But Kali, it is kinda your fault. Everything was FINE until you said mine was too big …
I’m not nearly hammered enough to be missing parts of my vision, yet.
Wassup wit dat?
What’s up with the avatars now??? Some are showing and some are not!
We’ve met Phil several times at Dragon*Con and he seems great – very funny, very knowledgeable. The Big Guy is a total sicence-nerd and loves all the astronomy stuff. And I did get As in my freshman “Rocks for Jocks & Journalism Students” classes in college!
If we can get the time off from work, we’re going. But Siglerfest 2K13 is on the schedule already!
Um… I think you may have drowned your sorrows last night a little too well… glad you have new socks!
Remember when we were young and the site was an open book; We used to say live and let live (you know you did you know you did you know you did); But if this ever-changing world in which we live in makes you give in and cry…
Then we’ll do what all good junkies do and shoot ducks at balloons and everything will be as it seems. (I have new socks.)
How’s that for some Sunday morning random?
Well, I don’t know much about volcanos, but I can vouch for Phil and his wife being awesome hosts. They’re great people, Phil is so good at sharing what he knows in an easy to understand way, and his wife is funny, sassy and gets things done. I wish I could go, it will be an AWESOME time.
OK, this is pretty random.
Any other Junkies out there interested in volcanos? science? TBG and I are seriously considering going on Phil Plait’s next Science Getaway vacation in Bend, OR.
It would completely RAWK if some other Junkies were coming as well. Course, we’ll see ALL of you (yes, ALL) at Siglerfest2K13. No excuses.
Hey Jay! Where the hell have you been?! No matter, good to have you back!
I have a Kindle Fire and I don’t think the ebooks for it are the same file type otherwise I’d be happy to share. Sorry friend.
I’m doing pretty well. Unfortunately, I have not won the lottery or been officially declared Ruler of the World, yet. And I also have no nookie.
Oh you silly Kindle people! Thanks for the welcome, and Congrats on the DØD! Im guessing that you have been keeping busy?
Sadly they have been retired, Ive been good, bad, broke, and even more broke. Then I got better! Nothing horrible just tuff times! How about you?
Jay! Welcome back to the fold, brutha! Unfortunately I’m a kindle advocate and an unable to share with needy Nookies.
No, luckily. I think I irritated my throat by gargling with alcoholic mouthwash. My uvula got all swollen & I lost my voice.
Hi Im Jayguana and I’m a… whoops wrong place for that. Hows everyone doing? Well straight to the point then junkies, I have finally made the jump to modern times and now have a nook! And Im wondering if anyone would like to suggest any free titles or would like to be Nook friends so we can lend books to one another! Hi Bella, Kali, Shady, Pondy and JP!
Jeebus, Kali!!! It’s a BRAND NEW THREAD!!! Go pis in the Lounge!
Dozie, this is all YOUR fault!
I see Kali has been marking her territory again. Hey Bella, bring your mop over here!
Anything I want to discuss? Well, my uvula is back to normal size.
Eeew! Scott we know this is your territory, you don’t have to mark it.
It still has that New Forum Smell! Though not as satisfying as that Sigler Stank that is smeared all over!
OOOOOHHHH!!!! Shiny!!! A new Forum! Woo-hoo!
Hmmm… so what to say? Such pressure! Hmmmm….
Did you ever notice that rainbows are pretty?
Damn, what a crappy thought… I suck under pressure.
Shiny and clean! I don’t expect it to stay that way for very long though…
These forums are for discussing Scott’s work and/or related topics. If you’d like to share something with the rest of the class, BEFORE CREATING A NEW THREAD, please check out all the old ones first to see if there’s already one started for the topic you want to discuss. There are hundreds out there, so chances are, there’s something to suit your purpose.
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