Playpen

Welcome to the Playpen, our space for ferrety banter and whimsical snippets of things that aren't quite long enough for articles (although they might be) but that caught your eye anyway.

at 06:28 on 13-03-2013, James D
"You threw it against the wall like a wet paper towel!!" Best part.
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at 06:19 on 13-03-2013, Cammalot
Watch Arthur's video, below. I cracked up so hard I believe I have toned my stomach muscles.
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at 05:24 on 13-03-2013, Adrienne
I'm BOOOOOOOOORED. Someone entertain me. :)
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at 23:11 on 12-03-2013, Guy
Thanks - I laughed 'til I choked.
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at 00:12 on 11-03-2013, Arthur B
Most hilarious Let's Play video ever, provided you think people completely botching surgical procedures is funny.
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at 13:44 on 07-03-2013, Arthur B
The issue no longer equals total logic.
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at 13:40 on 07-03-2013, Wardog
Flies wouldn't even land on your carcass!
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at 13:24 on 07-03-2013, Arthur B
We can!

I don't know if skulls come in the core rules but I'm sure we can houserule something. :D
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at 12:58 on 07-03-2013, Wardog
Really? Gosh. Can we ... play it?

And can I be a floating skull so Shim can lose me?
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at 12:38 on 07-03-2013, Arthur B
I'm actually excited enough that I've pre-ordered the Muna Muna tabletop RPG to tide me over until the CRPG comes out. :D
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at 09:43 on 07-03-2013, Wardog
Gosh, watching the Kickstarter of Torment: Tides of Whatevs is exciting. Weirdly, this seems to be the best part of kickstarting. The aftermath is just boring.
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at 01:45 on 06-03-2013, Melanie
That is charming!
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at 23:07 on 04-03-2013, Jamie Johnston permalink
at 23:04 on 04-03-2013, Jamie Johnston
Oh, you're at McGill! I have a couple of friends who studied there. ... That's less exciting / surprising than it seemed before I typed it out.
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at 20:46 on 04-03-2013, Michal
Indeed we do. It's Reading Week so I have the run of the place to myself, which compensates for being on campus during Reading Week.

But I am obviously procrastinating right now and should get back to work.
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at 20:11 on 04-03-2013, Wardog
You have wi-fi your chapel? Wow. Times do change.
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at 19:54 on 04-03-2013, Michal
Where IS everyone? I'm the only new post in 4 days?

I am currently in a chapel writing a paper on necromantic manuscripts in the later Middle Ages. It's probably better if you don't hear from me in the next while.
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at 19:04 on 04-03-2013, Wardog
I've been crazy busy, at work and at home. Growl.

But, yes, I'm happy to participate in book laundering - drop me an email :)
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at 17:48 on 04-03-2013, Adrienne
Where IS everyone? I'm the only new post in 4 days?
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at 02:48 on 04-03-2013, Adrienne
Hey, British ferrety folks -- is one of you willing to work out some sort of thing where I could send you some money (via Paypal or such) to have you buy a few ebooks for me? Stupid geographical restrictions argh.
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at 16:17 on 28-02-2013, Dan H
I'm actually a bit behind on the prequel trilogy - I've not read Clockwork Prince yet. I'm waiting for it to come out in *normal* paperback size. And I think there's the sequel series *as well* I have to deal with at some point.
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at 00:11 on 28-02-2013, Bookwyrm
Rejoice, for this means another CC post at Ferretbrain in due time!

Oh it gets better. There's a movie adaptation coming out this summer. Oh joy, now we get to see His Mortal Instrument ads everywhere.
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at 22:16 on 27-02-2013, Cressida
I was in Chicago not too long ago, and I saw a big, glossy poster in the window of a Millions of Books store advertising the next Cassandra Clare novel, due out in March. I believe it's to be called The Clockwork Princess. Rejoice, for this means another CC post at Ferretbrain in due time!
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at 15:57 on 27-02-2013, Fishing in the Mud
And the social justice issues you ferrets usually deal with aren't a political matter for me, but an ethical one. Of course, you can have agendas in this matter, but for me, there's not really two sides to the issue that need to be heard. There's an objective right and wrong which can easily be sussed out through empathy.

That's great, but plenty of people who feel just as strongly that there's "an objective right and wrong" about these issues come to the opposite conclusions that you probably would. Even if you consider them non-issues, when other people decide to argue for positions very different from yours about issues that actually affect your life, you don't get the option of ignoring them.

The problem I have with aligning yourself with a fixed political position is that it often turns policy discussions into a battle, and people become more solidly entrenched in their original points of view than they would have been if they had been arguing about topics that didn't have the "politics" tag attached to them. That doesn't mean these topics aren't relevant to real life or that no one considers them controversial even if you don't.
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