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Forum: The Library Café Jul 19 2018, 08:56 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

So I'll put this where I thought I was putting it first-time around. For some reason, MoM's timing out on my computer before I get in.

I don't know why, but it seems to be raining second-hand...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 19 2018, 08:49 AM
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Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

I don't know why, but it seems to be raining second-hand Anne McCaffrey books in Wellington right now. I was in two bookstores that had a whole shelf of them - so I put a hardback copy of "The White...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jul 1 2018, 08:54 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Jun 26 2018, 08:37 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Jun 20 2018, 08:57 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Jun 13 2018, 07:57 AM
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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 13 2018, 07:54 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Virtual Pern Hangout

Good luck with that one, Rhodalle. I'm having enough trouble just finishing a simple fan-fiction without animating it too!
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jun 3 2018, 08:40 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany May 27 2018, 08:50 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany May 15 2018, 09:09 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Word Association

Minerva McGonagall
Forum: The Library Café May 14 2018, 09:06 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Meanwhile our heat wave is officially over. It should not be 20c (68f) in Wellington in May. Now it's 14c (57f) which is still warmer than normal for the middle of the night, and raining. It's...
Forum: Games and Miscellany May 14 2018, 08:55 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Word Association

Also found occasionally the South Island's Mackenzie Country and the hills around Dunedin. It's no use hunting them because they are totally camoflaged amongst the tussocks and rocks. They can...
Forum: Games and Miscellany May 8 2018, 07:47 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany May 3 2018, 08:04 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Apr 29 2018, 07:54 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Apr 24 2018, 08:51 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Apr 14 2018, 08:23 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Apr 6 2018, 08:40 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Mar 31 2018, 07:59 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Got family staying here too - my oldest son came to Wellington to renew his Hungarian passport and phoned me yesterday. We went to Armageddon together today, and he's flying back to Auckland...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 31 2018, 07:43 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Screenwriter hired for Pern movie(s)

I like that as an opener.
Forum: The Library Café Mar 21 2018, 07:10 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Thanks for the logical explanation, Allen. The problem is now fixed. I didn't have access to a compressor, but thought of a camera lens cleaner that I owned years ago which consisted of a very soft...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 19 2018, 07:52 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

For some reason I can't edit the post above, my computer is refusing to re-load it. I was going to add that you won't easily find the hat I'm wearing in my avatar. It is very heavy felt, brown on...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 19 2018, 07:29 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Dragonrider's costume is relatively easy compared with that. A rather scratched-up lambskin bomber jacket - achieved by accidentally shutting the cat in the wardrobe it was hanging in - a pair of...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Mar 13 2018, 06:09 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Mar 11 2018, 07:56 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Mar 10 2018, 06:37 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Mar 10 2018, 06:35 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: The Universal Vending Machine

The machine extrudes sixteen short, stumpy legs and a suitcase and starts marching.

Inserts a US flag.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Mar 10 2018, 06:32 AM
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Forum: Games and Miscellany Mar 8 2018, 05:52 AM
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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 22 2018, 06:28 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Pern -- the grand plan?

Remember that genetic engineering was just some crazy science fiction idea when Anne was actually writing this - when science outruns science fiction things can get confused. I might carry something...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Feb 22 2018, 06:16 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: The Universal Vending Machine

Tinkerbell flits out of the machine and gives you a kiss before flying off to join Christopher Robin and company.

Inserts the Mad Hatter's teapot, complete with dormouse ...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 20 2018, 05:37 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

I'm retired and able to make my own time - but still don't seem to spend very much of it actually writing. Today's effort was all on our family's history website - about the building of the...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Feb 19 2018, 06:31 AM
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Posted By vyon
Forum: The Library Café Feb 19 2018, 06:25 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Hi Jeslinth. Get writing!
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Better take my own advice too.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Feb 16 2018, 05:46 AM
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Posted By vyon
Forum: The Library Café Feb 14 2018, 07:36 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

It's the live aspect of the tour that makes it so fantastic I think. Our guide was one of the model makers and he told us what it was like working with the different people and how some of the...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 8 2018, 06:24 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

I'm with P'ter - I'd rather spend the day on the canal bank. Though I'd probably get distracted from the task of the day by looking at all the plants and trying to see how many of them I was...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Feb 5 2018, 06:01 AM
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Posted By vyon
Forum: The Library Café Feb 2 2018, 06:18 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

No, a cyclone is a hurricane in the Pacific Ocean. We just had one combined with supermoon king tides with some dramatic results.
...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 1 2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4,622
Views: 397,666
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Wonder why I stayed home today?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/101100040/remnants-of-cyclone-fehi-unleashes-havoc-in-wellington
Forum: The Library Café Jan 30 2018, 06:25 AM
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Views: 397,666
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Just to show how smart he is.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 21 2018, 05:45 AM
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Posted By vyon
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 21 2018, 05:44 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: The Universal Vending Machine

It reappears around the neck of a handsome Clydesdale, who clops past towing a dray upon which the Hendersons of Fordell are still carousing - with Scotch, of course!

Inserts a bottle of (very...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 19 2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4,622
Views: 397,666
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Good luck with that one, Brenda. I hope you get a good place.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 15 2018, 06:28 AM
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Views: 397,666
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

Half a young rabbit or pheasant, or the head and tail of a golf-course rat, or, worse, a live one. Especially when you are trying to impress an important overseas guest ...

Said guest was later...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 15 2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 30,150
Posted By vyon
Re: The Universal Vending Machine

The plaid on kilt and bagpipes is Henderson of Fordell. The entire clan Henderson pours out of the machine yelling "The Hendersons are here!" They follow their piper over the horison.

Inserts a...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 14 2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4,622
Views: 397,666
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

I have - my sisters used to play it endlessly when they were learning the piano. Best defense against a real kitten on real keys was a covered, slightly springy laptop riser and a big corner...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 13 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4,622
Views: 397,666
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

I'd forgotten my nightcap chocolate drink, Allen, it was stowed well away from the keyboard. I meant "juggling" quite literally - Tiamat was walking backwards and forwards across my keyboard and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 13 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,271
Posted By vyon
Re: Pern -- the grand plan?

I beg to differ. Pigs are very smart indeed. Their intelligence level is somewhere near that of dogs. However, pigs, goats, horses and even cattle can destroy indigenous ecosystems when they go...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 10 2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4,622
Views: 397,666
Posted By vyon
Re: What is happening

I like your halloween dragon, Mawra.
And I'm trying to juggle a keyboard and a very persistent black Siamese cat.
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